Considering the higher cost to customer due to higher packaging cost & environmental threat, it is the need of the hour to have a regulatory body or stardard for product packaging of different brands.For example: the final packing & standard weights of say available at market for all shampoos, creams, soaps,toothpastes etc should be fixed.It will help to save environment as well as the extra cost paid by the end user for the beutiful packaging of a product of a particular company.
Also, there can be a option that outlets can be made or existing shops can be used to deposit empty containers/boxes of shampoos/ cream/soaps etc by the consumer in good condition & same can be reused by the companies after certain processing.This will help to save environment a lot.
Eg1.Instead of Re 1 pouch, Rs 5 sache, 50 g, 100 g tube, 180 g, 250 g bottle..........& so many options, say 50 g & 250 g tubes should be standardized.
yes i agree with taruncool, packaging forms integral part of any products. Many companies differentiate the products on the basis of packaging. yes, there should be norms on the material used for the packaging which I believe are already in place.