Recyclable packaging from Amazon

2008-11-07

in Internet matters, The environment

A recent decision by Amazon.com deserves to be applauded. They are collaborating with manufacturers to reduce the use of bulky and hard-to-open plastic packaging. In place, they are making products available in streamlined packaging made from recyclable cardboard.

It’s a small step, but a sensible one. It also demonstrates the degree to which big retailers can play a role in setting standards. A similar push from someone like Wal-Mart could have a pronounced effect.

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Anonymous November 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm

As long as the new packages are easier to open than those impregnable plastic bubbles most electronics are now sold in, I will be happy.

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