Wouldn't it be great to hit "back off" and take back life to how it was before that deranged individual poisoned the Tylenol? Now, in spite of the fact that most of us want to reduce packaging for conservation reasons and consideration for the environment, we are faced with more packaging – and more difficult packaging.
A bottle of cold medicine first has a security seal, then cover with another seal wrapped around the lid. Then the box – and sometimes wrapper on top of the box! It takes 20 minutes just to get to the pill. And the child resistant packaging adds a layer of difficulty, too. Not for the medicine but all the toxic commodities.
If your pills are individually wrapped not in bottles – look out! Those little edges you're supposed to peel back to get at the pill are almost impossible to pick loose. If you do not have good sturdy pair of handy scissors, you might spend 7 to 10 days it takes to get over cold just trying to get at the medication.
The food products are just as bad. And a pull tab just adds a layer of frustration. They make you feel like you "should" be able to pull the seal off, even though you can not. Tonight I need to open a new bottle of sauce. So I removed the lid and start trying to get loose security seals. Small pull-tab, so my fingers kept slipping off.
But eventually, I get a grip on the tab that is strong enough to actually draw on it. So take off – leaving the security seals are firmly in place. I know better. Why did not I just get a knife and cut things out, to begin with, And then there's the coffee tin.