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I find it sickening how software companies are damaging the environment

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
A huge box being sold which is 90% empty. nothing but a cd and a few papers inside- yet the retail box is so damn big.
I will be writing to trading standards about this and some enviro charties/companies
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
examples of boxes used. only so they can advertise thier prodcuts spec? sickens me

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/product/500/UV/350378.jpg

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/product/500/UV/617394.jpg
#2
ahh well, what can you do. big companies dont give a carp
#3
I haven't been in PCWorld etc for a while, but aren't those boxes just mock ups these days for the net - most software comes in the DVD cases now doesn't it? It is a huge waste if they still are doing this - not only in packaging but transportation as well, in the same space they could carry two or three more copies.
#4
You're quite right, it's a complete waste - a compact DVD case is far more convenient and cheaper for everyone all round.

John
#5
write to the local council as well requesting battery recycling please :)

im too lazy
#6
I'm fairly sure I've seen on tv that this sort of thing is now illegal.
I can't remeber who you complain too though.
I think it was on something like the gadget show late last year but I could be mistaken.


Here is one place to start.
http://www.overpackaging.com/index.htm
#7
Its still used, although I believe less so than previously. Its just a marketing tool to try and increase sales, makes it easier to see, etc. However you would have thought from a retailers point of view its bad as its taking up more shelf space.

And there are worse examples, namely in shipping products. Some companies have been known to use massive (computer size) boxes to send stuff like USB sticks. I can't remember the website that had loads of examples though.
#8
buy OEM, sorted.
#9
i agree monkey brains, i think 1 should be left on the shelf, such as when your in a shoe shop and the item is being displayed and you can request the item which will come in a small case, good post
#10
I think in shops they are all sold in standard DVD cases. It's been a while since I bought something in one of those boxes let alone seen one (last one was the X-Com Collectors Edition *must play...*). If anyone cares about the environment that much just go to the website and buy the download of the software...
#11
Doesn't bother me in the slightest.
#12
Shengis
Doesn't bother me in the slightest.


burn in hell then
banned#13
monkeybrains
burn in hell then


Jeez, the trouble with OP comments like above is inevitably they are 2 faced.

1, Can't handle other opinions

2. How much food do they waste, leave tap running, etc. We could all do more if we wanted to, but hey, I like packaging if spending xx pounds, not keen on digital downloads, I like tangible products.
#14
monkeybrains;2493939
burn in hell then

It's your own opinion...

Personally I don't see the hassle. It's not like i'll throw the box out, I keep every box for software etc. Do you actually think trading standards will do anything?
Let's all go mad because DVD's arn't sold in a bio-degradeable dvd slip packet.
#15
monkeybrains
burn in hell then


Could we not use the eternal furnace that is Hell to dispose of our waste? :thinking:
#16
monkeybrains
burn in hell then


No doubt I will, but it won't be because I buy big box software :lol:
#17
lol o cheez.-------- it was sarcassssssssssssm

shengish has had some nice posts i rember readin em while back, love him really
banned#18
monkeybrains
burn in hell then


You're just trolling around, nor really giving a damn about the environment. I had a quick look at some earler posts of yours, when you're not getting excited about toilet humour.

You stated getting a copy of the Koran from a local mosque is a great idea, after all your justification was 'Free is Free' - look for the damn thing on the web if you want a read, stop encouraging others to print material when not required.
#19
aScottishBloke
You're just trolling around, nor really giving a damn about the environment. I had a quick look at some earler posts of yours, when you're not getting excited about toilet humour.

You stated getting a copy of the Koran from a local mosque is a great idea, after all your justification was 'Free is Free' - look for the damn thing on the web if you want a read, stop encouraging others to print material when not required.


thats is seriusly sad, that post was like weeks weeks ago.

and really? you actually read my past posts. i mean really? wow
#20
aScottishBloke
You're just trolling around, nor really giving a damn about the environment. I had a quick look at some earler posts of yours, when you're not getting excited about toilet humour.

You stated getting a copy of the Koran from a local mosque is a great idea, after all your justification was 'Free is Free' - look for the damn thing on the web if you want a read, stop encouraging others to print material when not required.


and secondly apart from your sadness of reading my posts from ages back, you shouldnt call anyones relgion book- a damn thing.
banned#21
monkeybrains
thats is seriusly sad, that post was like weeks weeks ago.

and really? you actually read my past posts. i mean really? wow


Yep, 2 mins of my life gone, worthless 2 mins - however it saves any further dialogue with Mr Inconsistent. :whistling:
#22
aScottishBloke
Yep, 2 mins of my life gone, worthless 2 mins - however it saves any further dialogue with Mr Inconsistent. :whistling:


inconsistent- right then, guess you was looking for a worthless argument here. well done mate
#23
Poor Mr.Devil, wonder how he is paying for his gas bill now. Ours went up by nearly 10%. I think to get value for money we should send the boxes and waste to anyone who cant pay for their fuel. One would be warm and be helping mother nature too.:thumbsup:
#24
Cardboard boxes ruin the environment? :?
#25
I had cardboard, but i got better.
#26
TheDoc
Cardboard boxes ruin the environment? :?


um not sure if this is a real question or not?? but cardboard does come from trees doesn't it :thumbsup:
#27
Another reason why sharing is caring ;)

Download to save the environment!

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