So my 2m Apple Watch charger came today...with a whole lotta something else

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by LiemTa, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014

    Empty space. So much for saving the environment, Apple.
  2. eoblaed macrumors 68000


    Apr 21, 2010
    Currently 80% of their packaging comes from sustainable forest land. They're striving for 100% shortly.

    As long as it's sustainable, a little extra cardboard isn't going to hurt anything.
  3. gmann21133 macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2015
  4. orev macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    Extra space in the box wastes fuel because another box might not have been able to fit in the truck, requiring more trucks to deliver the packages.
  5. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    This is idiotic. Have you every seen a Fedex truck? It's the most loosely packed unorganized place in the world. My driver spends 5 minutes in there when he stops. Not his fault, he doesn't load it.

    And it has plenty of AIR to spare.
  6. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Reminds me of Amazon's one size fits all mentality.
  7. orev macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    Only an idiot wouldn't instantly realize that if all the boxes in a truck were full of extra space, the truck could only carry half the packages. And don't forget the shipping containers and long-haul freight trucks that are also involved in the shipping.

    In fact, space reduction in packaging is so important that the benefit of using less packaging in shipping containers is offset by the percentage of damaged products that it results in (because of less padding, etc...) because they can fit more products in one shipment.
  8. Joe HS macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    This assumes that there are any trucks that are actually full, necessitating multiple trucks on certain routes, to begin with and this may not be the case.
    Of course less packaging is preferable.
  9. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009

    I wasn't aware we were dealing in hypotheticals. Yes, in special unicorn land that works. And we use less gas! And Aunt Edna doesn't send a Christmas gift in a 14" x 14" box with 8 lbs. of peanuts.

    Thank you Lorax! :)
  10. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Keep in mind also that the package has to be of a certain size to fit UPS and Fedex and other shipping company requirements. Excessively small packages can fall off the conveyer belts and be lost. Keeping them to a safe size sometimes means shipping a lot of air in the package with the item.
  11. LiemTa thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    The airplane.
  12. biosci macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL

    Agreed. We too have to further do our part. U.S. Being environmentally responsible exponentially helps out!

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