Thursday, November 27, 2008

Is HP out to destroy the planet one big box at a time?


This could be an isolated incident but The Register reports a reader in Japan was shocked to find that HP has delivered his tiny RAM in such a huge box. This isn't the first time that HP has resorted to excessive packaging. See here. It seems that some people in HP are either overly paranoid about protecting their products or they just simply have too many boxes to waste.


Anonymous said...

This is a common practise. The manufacturers would want to assure that the items arrived safely, counting on a few factors
1) general vibrations
2) if on plane delivery, the chances of the crew mishandling the product

So they either choose box packaging(which is usually recyclable) or they used it with bubble bags.

Anonymous said...

I understand what you're saying Hisham but this is a little too much don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Ha!! And all those people thought they are receiving some huge product from HP.

Anonymous said...

That's really silly. All these talks about corporations going green nowadays. Tsk.

Art said...

At my company we ordered 180 server care licenses and got a pallet with 180 boxes. Each box contained an envelope (and filler to protect it) and each envelope contained a sheet of paper and a cd-rom. The cd-rom contained only a pdf on how to contact them. Sounds just like HP loves matroskas!

That was really a waste of resources!!