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August 18, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: Burger King bag

bag_2Carl Floyd writes:

I noted the wording on a Burger King bag while eating lunch the other day:

    This bag may contain an average of 30% post consumer material.

I hope they are referring to the material used in the construction of the bag and not the actual contents. Bad things come to mind with the latter interpretation.


Years ago, a friend and I had a good laugh at the fact that the box my Big Mac came in prominently said "100% AMERICAN BEEF" while the wrapper her cheeseburger came in said "100% POST CONSUMER WASTE".

Posted by: jwz at August 18, 2004 12:31 AM

I like the weasel word "may" in there too.

Posted by: Adrian Howard at August 18, 2004 07:20 AM

A bag 'contains' things, but is 'constructed' or 'made' from paper. This is an example of poorly worded copy. It should say "This bag may be made from an average of..."

Posted by: Michael McWatters at August 18, 2004 08:41 AM

Those bags are fun in the microwave when the post-consumer material contains metallic shavings.

Posted by: Rob at August 18, 2004 03:09 PM

May posibly contain about an average of aproximately somewhere around 30%... maybe.

Posted by: Nathan Hughes at August 20, 2004 07:31 PM

you're all too sad for words!! whats the point?? there is way too much internet freedom these days, why cant you just make a home porn site like any normal person?!

Posted by: hannah at September 13, 2004 06:03 AM

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