Jim et al, I noticed that Jim referred to 'multiple holes' and 'no available duct tape'. I bought some dishes recently that came from Asia. The cardboard was abysmal, flimsy stuff that had obviously been recycled multiple times. I think another way to look at this problem is to consider demanding better, more appropriate packaging. Packaging is a science now and I do believe there's a solution out there. That's my suggestion! Linda W.