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Packaging all the rage

The latest rage is 'wrapping rage', and it's getting worse as manufacturers pack their wares in ever more difficult and dense packaging. A poll among the readers of Yours, the magazine for the over-50s, found that 71% had hurt themselves while struggling to open packaging, while 70% admitted that they had abandoned efforts to open at least one package.

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Editorial

The cost to the UK's National Health Service of injuries caused by attempting to open impossible packaging was estimated at £12 million a year in 2001. 'Injury by packaging' was hospitalising 164 people a day.



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