Rant on Packing Material

12/24/08


Warning! This is a rant...

We ordered 34 new computers from Lenovo to replace the 34 Premios we started with 5 1/2 years ago. The amount of packing material that comes with new computers is unbelievable. In order to unpack ONE functional computer I received the following items:

  • 2 boxes (recyclable)
  • 2 large plastic bags that covered the mini tower and flat panel monitor
  • 2 pieces of Styrofoam for the mini tower
  • 2 pieces of Styrofoam for the monitor
  • 1 bag that contained a booklet and cd for the monitor
  • 1 bag that encapsulated the VGA cable for the monitor
  • 2 twist ties at both ends of the VGA cable to keep the bag in place
  • 1 zip lock bag for the power cable for the monitor
  • 1 twist tie for the power cable for the monitor
  • 1 bag that encapsulated the stand for the monitor
  • 1 keyboard box (recyclable)
  • 1 plastic bag that encapsulated the keyboard
  • 1 twist tie for the keyboard cord
  • 1 plastic bag that contains the power cord for the tower, mouse, and documentation
  • 1 twist tie for the power cord
  • 1 plastic bag for the mouse (yes the one that was in the larger plastic bag)
  • 1 twist tie for the mouse cord
Total recyclable items=3 Total non-recyclable items=18 Total computer =1
This is totally insane. The only items I see actual need for are the boxes and stryofoam. I don't need all those damn baggies and twist ties. What am I, a pot dealer?


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