On Monday, I took delivery of a 2GB SD Card from Scan. I was absolutely gobsmacked at how much packaging was used, so I've written to them:
I would like to draw to your attention the ridiculous excess of bubble-wrap used on my most recent order. The item being delivered - a 2GB SD Card - has no moving parts and was supplied in a rigid plastic case. It didn't need extra protection.
Knowing what would be in the order, I took photos before and after opening:
The card in its case, the delivery note and the invoice came to 16g. The bubble-wrap weighed 46g and the CityLink bag it was delivered in (which I note is designed to hold up to 5kg) was a further 30g.
If this is an indication of your usual packaging methods, you must be wasting a lot of money on unnecessary packaging, which a lot of people no doubt throw away, increasing the volume of land-fill waste.
Please consider changing your packaging policy to reduce unnecessary waste, not only saving your company money but also making you more environmentally friendly.
[ Entry posted at: Thu Jan 11 15:41:05 2007 | 3 comment(s)... | Cat: Environment ]