Shameful package design

Glucosamine is a health supplement that supposedly helps with range of motion and joint pain. So I’ve used it for years.

The problem is that it’s expensive. So I usually wait for BOGO deals (buy one, get one free).

I recently got that deal with two bottles of Osteo Bi-Flex.

After I got home, I discovered that both bottles were less than half full! So I combined them and still had room left in the bottle.


  1. The consumer thinks they’re getting more than they actually are.
  2. The product takes twice as much shelf space.
  3. The product takes twice as much space in a truck on its way to the store.
  4. The consumer pays for twice as much packaging.
  5. Twice as much plastic is being manufactured from crude oil.
  6. Twice as many bottles are likely thrown away or possibly recycled – and trucked to the dump or recycling center.

Come on, companies – wake up and stop wasting our resources!


2 Replies to “Shameful package design”

  1. I’ve gotten packages like that, too, and find it pretty annoying. But I think the biggest offender, because it happens so constantly, is prescription pill bottles. I get 8 or so prescriptions every month, and because there’s just a month’s worth of pills in each bottle, the bottle is virtually empty. And every month I have to get rid of all those empty bottles. The pharmacy won’t take them back. I put them into the recycling bin, but I don’t know if they are really recyclable.

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