Sunday, 3 February 2008

Packaging madness.....

I ordered a sound card for my son's computer from the UK retailer - and this is how it was delivered......

Now I reckon that they could have safely packaged 20 cards in the space made available for this one. Instead they seem to have a single size container which I assume saves them money because of economy of scale.

It's not the excessive use of cardboard which is most serious here - at least I can recycle, but not all people do, and recycling itself has a environmental impact. The big issue is the fact that there are 19 more vans than there need be trundling around the countryside contributing collectively to environmental harm.

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