In my opinion, the customer should discard the product with extra packaging as well as the manufacturer also share an equal responsibility of the commodities. On one hand, consumers should not buy the over packaged products, simultaneously they should buy products which have biodegradable packaging and finally shouldof segregate the dangerous packaging material while disposing off. On the other hand, the manufacturers should always look out new technology for packaging which is eco-friendly, go for bare minimum packaging that is required and should always follow the environmental laws.
Firstly, a lot of damage is done to the environment when packaging material is not properly disposed off. For example, plastic and polyethylene are not biodegradable and remains intact even after 1000 years. Secondly, lots of cardboards are used as packaging material for which lots of trees are cut down, which is the major cause of deforestation. Moreover, with additional packaging, the cost of the product also increases. Over packaging is also hazardous for the animal and aquatic life, as many animals’ dies by consuming polyethene and marine life is disturbed and choked when these materials are disposed in rivers or sea.
As a responsibility, the consumers should discard the over-packaged products and should go for biodegradable packaging products. Secondly, they should not dump the packaging materials along with the garbage. Any packaging material if there should be properly disposed off or recycled. Most importantly all the consumers should follow the environmental rules and regulation which will make their surrounding eco-friendly. Lastly, knowledge about keeping the environment clean and safe should be given in schools and colleges and citizens should organize awareness campaigns with the help of NGOs about the ill effect of extra packaging.
Lastly, the manufacturer should also take equal responsibility to avoid extra packaging. They should always look out for some new technology for biodegradable packaging. Secondly, producers should pack the products with only bare essential packaging. Finally, producers should always follow the environment rules and regulations in terms of extracting packaging material
All in all, it can be concluded that both consumers and manufacturers should share the responsibility and go hand in hand to avoid the ill effects of extra packaging.
Contributed by Yogesh Parmar