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#616293 - 09/23/20 02:26 PM [Off-Topic] Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher?
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Or am I getting older and feebler? I remember ripping packs open but now I have to use a knife on cardboard boxes and sometimes I'm even reduced to using scissors to open plastic packs.

Worst of all are blister packs!


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#616353 - 09/24/20 02:48 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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#616369 - 09/24/20 06:08 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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I loathe blister packs. I have a pair of shears advertised to be able to cut through a penny and it makes short work of them.

When buying something if I have a choice between plastic packaging or not between two comparable products, I'll buy the non-plastic. We have too much of it and less than 10% of it gets recycled.

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#616374 - 09/24/20 06:38 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Notes Norton]
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I hate them also.

Sometimes a CD/DVD opener will work on them:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EZ-CD-113-067...94f753373389cc9
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#616380 - 09/24/20 07:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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Packaging use to be for the convenience of the buyer. It is now produced only to assist the seller. We put up with it and it is just one more quality of life issues of the current times.

I don't even try to open things without tools any longer.

We may not be required to put up with this too much longer. Much of this plastic is winding up in the ocean and in the food supply. It very well may kill all of us.

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#616427 - 09/24/20 12:36 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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I think retailers believe blister packs are a theft deterrence.

Hard to open packaging may deter the "honest" folks the same way door locks do but they don't slow down professionals at all.
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#616463 - 09/24/20 03:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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#616473 - 09/24/20 04:48 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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I bought one of these for opening those blister packs.



It came in a blister pack.
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#616475 - 09/24/20 05:08 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: eddie1261]
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That's what happen to Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm,
he bought an exacto knife at the hardware store to open the package he had at home, they put it in a bag for him, so on the way home he saw his friend was in a car accident and he couldn't get out as his seat belt was stuck so Larry ran back to his car to get his exacto knife to cut his seat belt but when he got it out of the bag it was in impregnable plastic packaging smile
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#616505 - 09/24/20 09:19 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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Bob,

I think we're all getting older and feebler but those damn blister packs are a pain.

I keep a couple of pairs of heavy duty kitchen shears laying around for that and splitting open an occasional lobster tail to put on the grill.
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#616540 - 09/25/20 06:35 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: eddie1261]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
I bought one of these for opening those blister packs.



It came in a blister pack.


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#616547 - 09/25/20 07:12 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Notes Norton]
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Originally Posted By: Notes Norton
Originally Posted By: eddie1261
I bought one of these for opening those blister packs.



It came in a blister pack.


THANK YOU!!! smile smile smile



Oh the irony..... huh?
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#616910 - 09/28/20 06:08 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: eddie1261]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
I bought one of these for opening those blister packs.



It came in a blister pack.


Oh the irony! Thanks for that - needed a laugh this morning, haha
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#616923 - 09/28/20 08:51 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Are plastic packaging and cardboard boxes getting tougher? [Re: Bob Calver]
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I've cut myself on a few of the blighters

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