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Anyone else getting increasingly frustrated by the growing amount of single use plastic used in packaging in our industry?

Is this really necessary?  And it's not just JMA.  We used to receive our car key cases loose but now they come in bags.  The resealable ones I don't mind so much as they can be re-used but I don't know what purpose it serves.  First thing I do when I get them is pull the plastic off and bin it so that they can be put on the peg boards anyway!

 

 

 

 

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I agree. Whenever I buy keys in boxes, they always seem to be bagged up inside, too. I buy a lot of blingy keyrings from Birch and Colledge and they always come wrapped in bloody cellophane and it does my head in because I then have to faff around removing them and they also can't be recycled. Why don't they wrap them in tissue?

Other stuff:

Packs of Insoles

Packs of soles and heels

Packs of liquid polishes

Umbrellas

Pet tags.

Why, why, why?

Rick.

 

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On 23/03/2018 at 5:22 PM, Count Muppet said:

Does anyone really care which colour?

YES!!!  I'd like red and blue with tibbe and black with every other key please.

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Arrived this morning!  

I think this demonstrates my point quite well.  Why do we need a piece of engineered plastic over the head of the blade in a bag!  Probably not the suppliers fault but the manufacturers.

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been thinking on this, and it seems everyone is 'jumping on the band wagon' by criticising all plastic use -

If we got say 50 car keys posted without the plastic protection and a lot of the keys were scratched due to them 'rattling' in the box in transit who would we blame? I mean you supply a scratched key to the customer and they comment "it looks second hand?" what are you going to say? oh were against plastic and this is how they arrived?

I too did not like the plastic whale that seems to have sparked off quite a debate but we all need to get a grip - maybe the manufacturers will adopt the plastic bags that if put into the water dissolve and fish can actually eat - I hope so..

But this will al take time, maybe the SMSR guys could try and make something of it all?

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1 hour ago, k4mrc said:

been thinking on this, and it seems everyone is 'jumping on the band wagon' by criticising all plastic use -

If we got say 50 car keys posted without the plastic protection and a lot of the keys were scratched due to them 'rattling' in the box in transit who would we blame? I mean you supply a scratched key to the customer and they comment "it looks second hand?" what are you going to say? oh were against plastic and this is how they arrived?

I too did not like the plastic whale that seems to have sparked off quite a debate but we all need to get a grip - maybe the manufacturers will adopt the plastic bags that if put into the water dissolve and fish can actually eat - I hope so..

But this will al take time, maybe the SMSR guys could try and make something of it all?

I don’t think we are saying there should be no packaging. However, there has definitely been more packaging of late that we managed perfectly we’ll without for years.  I am just looking at my Ford Custom van key that has been in daily use for two years and on a large bunch of keys and if you put a new blade on it I doubt you could tell it wasn’t new without looking at it.  However, packing is probably required, but as you say we need alternatives.  Today I received a Renault Laguna Emergency key blade with a protective plastic cap, on the plastic head and then it was bagged in a resealable plastic bag, inside a plastic bubble pack, inside yet another plastic bag! 

 

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A long while back I bought some degradable carrier bags off Birches. Sadly they all degraded before I even got to use them................ Sent them back... Doesn't look good when you put a customers shoes in and they fall out the bottom

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