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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Get a new hobby if you enjoy popping plastic air pillows from your Amazon packages because the company is aiming to trash the box fillers in North America for good by year-end.



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... Why it matters: The move, Amazon says today, will remove 15 billion plastic cushions annually from its shipping process -- and from oceans and landfills. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-22 12:03 AM | Reply

Just received an order from non-Amazon that used honeycomb packing paper. No idea how it works out in terms of cost/carbon emissions/etc but it seemed to do an excellent job protecting the product.

Of course, this was a more expensive product from a company that pays and treats its employees better than Amazon, so who knows if Amazon workers will be able to use the product correctly as they struggle to hit their quotas and are forced to skip their rest breaks.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2024-06-22 03:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good. I hate those things.

Not only are they more plastic waste, they don't do what they're intended to do. They tend to show up already pre-popped, with stuff bouncing around inside the box.

(Not the worst packing Amazon uses, though. I once got a SSD that had been folded in half because the fools shipped it in an envelope.)

#3 | Posted by DarkVader at 2024-06-22 05:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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