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Last Updated: Saturday June 14 2008 15:27 GMT

Are you fed up with packaging?


You can now buy milk in a BAG to cut down on the amount of packaging used.

The cardboard, plastic and polystyrene used to wrap up food is bad for the environment unless it's recycled.

So what do you think about packaging? Do you like your food nicely wrapped so you know it's clean?

Or are you fed up with how quickly your bins get full up with cardboard and plastic? Do you recycle?

What's the worst ever packaging you've seen - was it on a toy, computer game, food, or something else?

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Your comments

"I think there should be some kind of law making all packaging Earth friendly."

Kathrin, 12, Liverpool, England

"We did a head count and every single household in our class of 30 recycles, including our teacher. We think that food might be cheaper without all the fancy packaging. We are fed up with packaging and want the government to do something about it to protect our environment."

Class 3P, Crowthorne School, 7 & 8, Berkshire, England

"I don't either hate or like packaging, but I don't really see the use of it, because at the end of the day it only goes in our bins and causes more problems for the environment."

Tasnim, 12, London, England

"I think we don't need to REPLACE packaging, just reduce it. Packaging is way overdone on many things we buy."

Kyle, 13, Tennessee, USA

"I like packaging so I know my food's clean and I think it would work if we all did our bit to recycle."

Emily, 12, Newton Abbot, England

"I think it's pointless having packaging! For one it's bad for the environment, two it's annoying to unwrap and three you just put it in the bin anyway!"

Floz, 10, Norwich, England

"I like packaging. Without packaging things would look boring and dull. No one would want to buy anything."

Emma, 11, Farnham, England

"I think People should use paper bags instead!"

Chris, 9, Norwich, England

"When I go to Mc Donald's they give it to you in a carrier card board thing, and your only walking a few metres!"

Brenna, 9, Maidenhead, England

"Most kids don't even think about what it would be like without packaging. If a toy wasn't in a box it would be banged around and damaged. If we didn't have plastic bags we would have to carry everything in our hands. TRY THAT!"

Jordan, 11, Northumberland, England

"I think people who make packaging should make it kinder to the environment. It's hard to get the food out of the packaging because it's heat sealed with glue!"

Joe, 7, Birmingham, England

"I think that packaging is silly because there is just too much of it. At Christmas or Easter there is lots of packaging that gets thrown away when it could be recycled."

Georgina, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think that packaging should be made from something other than plastic because it damages the environment."

Rabiat, 11, Cumbria, England

"I hate it. It's a mess; people even dump it in rivers, which is not healthy."

Naomi, 11, West Midlands, England

"YES!! If we bought more local food there would not need to be so much packaging."

Sophie, 15, Wick, Scotland

"All packaging should be recyclable or even stopped on some products. If food was more local then packaging and carbon footprints would be lower."

Tim, 12, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

"I think it is important that food is wrapped for health reasons, but I think that some food has unnecessary amounts of wrapping. Often when you get mobile phones or games, they have so much packaging that it is almost impossible to unwrap them."

Emily, 13, Buckinghamshire, England

"It is bad for the environment and sometimes there is too much packaging on an item e.g. Easter eggs."

Sophy, 12, London, England

"I hate packaging because you have to pay for it when you don't want it. Also, it can be bad for the environment."

Simran, 11, Renfrew, Scotland

"I think plastic bags are bad and you should use either bags for life or old ones."

Matthew, 10, Derbyshire, England

"Packaging is really boring at Christmas because you've got to wait to play with your toy."

Lydia, 8, Barnsley, England

"I think packaging is really bad because it's not good for the world. It can really hurt animals like dolphins and birds."

Anna, 9, Brighton, England

"My grandparents live in Spain and have bought milk in a bag since they moved there 20 years ago. I think it is great."

Jay, 7, Brighton, England

"Yes, I am. It's hard to open some things and when you get it open it hurts your fingers. I hate it and I wish packaging was easier."

Kazziie, 10, Manchester, England