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Has packaging become more difficult to open? It seems most products now require scissors/shears to open. Even items labeled, "Easy Open!"

Silly question, agree - but I feel like such a wimp. I can't seem to open anything anymore without a major struggle. Is it my imagination? :0(

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Defenitly harder to open& even worse Dangerous! Countless times cut myself on packaging after fighting to get someway to pull open. Not only stronger fr shipping but also to cut back on Shoplifting. Notice most pkging has anti-theft strip or such built in? Frustrating to think that the heavier more costly petroleum based pkging which MAYOR pollutant in so many ways still cost efficient for Retailers.
Theft/Shoplifting one of the biggest loss leaders in retail. Sad.

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Thank you wittepier. Good answer - and eye opening. You're so right - all that expensive, heavy plastic packaging going into landfills? They've got to be kidding?!
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Yr welcome& thank you.
Not just landfills; you should see the huge floating 'Islands' of Flotsam out in middle of Atlantic Ocean, they're so big whole communities of Sea-Life established in them! Also all over ice&Shore ereas as far South as Antarctica! Is Horrible!
Sry.. Get's me very upset, seen way too much Wildlife dead-Dying and Maimed by our Junk! Always carry extra trash bags(recycled of crse:-).) & pick up tons a bottles, fishing line, nets,tires, etc when Beach walking.
Crazy how many slippers& sneakers out there... Must be lotsa barefoot people walking around!:-).
Hope more people think about helping out& take some time here& there to "pick-up trash"...please all.. Think before you litter, much of it eventually ends up in our Oceans and as said big prob. for wildlife. Thx!
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Same here, I understand that to make sure they don't get stolen, headphones are packaged in difficult packaging. I remember forever ago though when I could just open the package with my nail and separate the stupid plastic

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Thank you! I honestly began to think there was something wrong with me. Arthritis, growing week - something wrong. Ugh.
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No, it is not your imagination or that you are a wimp. Packaging has become stronger to keep it from opening during shipment.

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Thanks gator. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with my health, seriously.
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Unless I get something in an envelope with a pull tab on it, I just go for a knife or box cutter. I gave up trying to open it any other way.
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Agree, esp in the kitchen. I do the exact same thing as you, now. The other day I couldn't open a package of lunch meat. The label said, "New! Easy Open Package!" I couldn't open it. Had to use the kitchen shears. Ridiculous.
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it also translated into a higher retail price for the consumer because of the more durable plastic which is naturally more expensive. so we are spending more on less friendly packaging.

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