HP shatters own excessive packaging world record

I’m all for sensible packaging, but the guys at HP are so ridiculous that I can’t help but think their packaging are having faaar too much fun with their jobs. I’ll admit to having looked forward to seeing what they’ve done when ordering stuff way back when.

From The Register.co.uk

Link to the original story.

Aboxalypse now It is with heavy hearts that we today report that HP has shattered its own excessive packaging world record – set last year when it managed to expend 17 cardboard boxes in dispatching 32 sheets of A4 paper to a shaken customer.

Of course, the competition wasn’t going to take this lying down, and Dell subsequently weighed in with a commendable contribution to the destruction of Mother Earth.

However, HP had already consolidated its hold on the title by sending someone a mouse strapped to a pallet, and it looked unlikely that such excesses could ever be topped.

Until now, that is, as you’ll see. Firstly, though, let’s have a round-up of other cardboard crimes against the environment, courtesy of Reg readers.

We’ll get started gently, because you’ll need time to strengthen your nerves for what comes later.

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