[LINK] throw-away culture

rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Jan 22 20:40:40 AEDT 2007

 From Kim:

>> Japan is having to seriously look at limiting waste.
> This is the solution and that will require limits on required 
> packaging standards for foodstuffs as well as unnecessary packaging 
> for non-foodstuffs, especially retail display focussed packaging, and 
> the IT industry is one of the worse in that regard.

Indeed ... I am frequently flummoxed that Ethernet cables need at least 
two layers of display packaging. We're talking about a quite dull and 
strictly functional object here; yet in some outlets I find the outer 
bubble-wrap plus a second layer of plastic, not counting the cardboard 
in the plastic, just in case my brain went absent and I forgot that I 
was buying an Ethernet cable!


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