Is this supermarket packaging gone mad?

Courtesy: The egg and spinach pot on offer at Coles. Supermarket packing gone mad?

UNNECESSARY packaging for two boiled eggs and some wilting spinach at Coles has raised a few eyebrows.

Spotted nestled amongst the cheese and cream at Coles on Racecourse Road, Ascot other day was a plastic tub calling itself a “snack pot”.

This consisted of two boiled eggs nestled on a few wilting spinach leaves, all encased in plastic probably destined for the bottom of Moreton Bay.

Are people really too busy to boil a couple of eggs these days?

It seem supermarkets aren’t listening to environmental groups and governments who say overuse of plastics is out of control, with much of the rubbish ending up in our rivers and oceans.

– Anthony Marx is The Courier-Mail’s City Beat columnist.