See those bananas pictured above? They come in some durable packaging, don’t they? The thick outer skin does a good job of protecting the fruit inside. Most people, when buying a bunch of bananas at the grocery store, don’t even put the bunch in a plastic produce bag. They just put them in the cart, knowing that the skins will protect the bananas from damage and dirt.
Wrapping bananas in plastic is unnecessary. Yet, Del Monte, according to the Daily Mail, is packaging individually wrapped bananas as a Natural Energy Snack on the Go. The bananas are placed in the plastic wrap when they are green and “Controlled Ripening Technology” inside the bag will prolong the life of the banana for six days longer than an unwrapped banana.
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