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Pre-Peeled, Re-Wrapped Bananas Are the Most Wasteful Sign of the Apocalypse Yet
Gizmodo ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Liszewski

Posted on 09/23/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT by EveningStar

In what has to be the worst case of wasteful packaging in the history of modern conveniece, a grocery store in Austria is actually selling pre-peeled bananas that have then been re-packaged in cellophane-covered foam trays.

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KEYWORDS: austria; bananas
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1 posted on 09/23/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 09/23/2012 4:21:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All

Because it is so tough, in this day and time, to peel yer own bananas. =)


3 posted on 09/23/2012 4:23:33 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: EveningStar

I don’t recall reading about this sign in the Bible :)


4 posted on 09/23/2012 4:24:28 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: EveningStar

They look like they are starting to spoil.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 4:28:53 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: EveningStar
Not just wasteful, but your fingers get sticky if you hold the edible part instead of the peel when eating it.
6 posted on 09/23/2012 4:29:49 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: EveningStar

Obama would ask : Couldn’t they have just put peeling instructions in Austrian on the bananas?


7 posted on 09/23/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: EveningStar

Yuk.


8 posted on 09/23/2012 4:31:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: EveningStar
There is a neat culinary trick where you can pre-slice a banana without taking the peel off. My kids always loved that.

/johnny

9 posted on 09/23/2012 4:32:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Alex Murphy

I don’t recall reading about this sign in the Bible :)


“And lo, the minions of the wicked one waived about their uncovered bananas for all to see and there was much shrieking and unrest.”

Bear in mind, I’m posting from memory.

;-)


10 posted on 09/23/2012 4:33:01 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: EveningStar

Would you please peel me a grape? :)


11 posted on 09/23/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Klemper

The packaging it comes with is perfectly fine


12 posted on 09/23/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EveningStar

Gaia ain’t gonna like this


13 posted on 09/23/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: jmcenanly

Exactly. Most have ends cut off, meaning they were starting to go bad. If customers had taken them home, peel on, in that condition, they probably would have been unhappy with their purchase. By peeling and trimming them and packaging them so the customers can see their condition, the store may be at least saving some waste from unsold bananas.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 4:35:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
the store may be at least saving some waste from unsold bananas.

And depriving me of cheap banana bread... the barstids.

/johnny

15 posted on 09/23/2012 4:36:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EveningStar

I despise environmentalists, but I also hate this stupid crap like I hate bottled water.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 4:37:41 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
LOL. You need to comment more often.
17 posted on 09/23/2012 4:41:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: EveningStar
I didn't read the article but there must be some value to banana peels and that's why the supplier is stealing them from the consumer. Oh, here's one!:

Banana peels clean polluted water

18 posted on 09/23/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: jmcenanly

And they will spoil even faster packaged like that. Packaging is one of my big pet peeves.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

It is a banana for the lazy people who can’t get voter cards.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Klemper

Couldn’t they just package them in individual Trojans?


21 posted on 09/23/2012 4:52:28 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: EveningStar

If the Austrians prefer to buy their bananas that way so what ?


22 posted on 09/23/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Average Al

Sometimes a banana is just a banana.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
“And lo, the minions of the wicked one waived about their uncovered bananas for all to see and there was much shrieking and unrest.”
4: When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch."
5: Simon answered and said, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets."
6: When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;
7: so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.
8: But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet, saying, "Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!"
9: For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken;
10: and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not fear. I give you a new commandment: put all those fish back in the ocean once the crowd's gone. From now on boys, we're eating beets."
-- Luke 5:4-10, the PETA Bible (red letter edition)

24 posted on 09/23/2012 5:03:16 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: EveningStar

I would never buy those.
#1 I wash my fruit then peel.
#2 These were probably bruised and going bad. YUK! NEVER!


25 posted on 09/23/2012 5:17:26 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: EveningStar

This is terrible. How are public school kids ever going to learn how to put a condom on a banana with these goofy things. Bring back real bananas so our children can learn.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Average Al

LOL


27 posted on 09/23/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Drango

I think good bananas are a thing of the past.


28 posted on 09/23/2012 5:20:09 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: mosesdapoet
If the Austrians prefer to buy their bananas that way so what ?

Free speech. We get to call Austrians retards when they act like retards.

29 posted on 09/23/2012 5:22:39 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: jmcenanly; EveningStar

30 posted on 09/23/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: EveningStar
Should be shrink wrapped in yellow cellophane and packaged in a cardboard box illustrated with a bunch of bananas.

31 posted on 09/23/2012 5:27:44 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Klemper

Ever hear about the hillbilly who was given his first ever banana by a neighbor who’d returned from a trip to Florida?

Some time later the friend asked the hillbilly how he liked the banana. The hillbilly replied, “Aw, it wasn’t too bad. But it seemed like a shame to throw away that big cob.”


32 posted on 09/23/2012 5:57:05 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: EveningStar

It had to come to be .... too many progressives were performing sex acts with the skins still on .... those Chiquita stickers were getting stuck in a lot of unusual places.


33 posted on 09/23/2012 6:15:22 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (God is a victim of identity theft by annointed progressive academics and intellectuals)
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To: EveningStar

34 posted on 09/23/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: EveningStar

It’s a SAFETY feature, that’s it !! (grin)

How many times have we seen a strategically-placed banana peel trip up hordes of people ???

This is surely a nanny-state initiative to protect us all from the overwhelming dangers of carelessly-dropped banana peels !!


35 posted on 09/23/2012 7:17:01 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: AlexW

Diana Krall - Peel Me a Grape

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5XHRo5y5FE


36 posted on 09/24/2012 2:58:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Salgak
Isn't there a scene in The Gods Must Be Crazy where someone slips on a banana peel...in a banana grove?
37 posted on 09/24/2012 1:34:22 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: hinckley buzzard

Thanks! I try but I’m kinda new. I’d rather read and be thought an idiot rather than post and prove it.


38 posted on 09/24/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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