According to Ecclesiastes, there is nothing new under the sun. I don't think plastic was invented then, or the convenience of sodas and milk cartons. Costco sells food in two's and three's held together by plastic bands.
Saving money and having the convenience of easy to use food and beverages should not cost the planets animals and birds their life or freedom!
Anytime you purchase an item wrapped in plastic or held together by plastic rings, please take the time to cut them up into little shreds.