Chaintrap recently ordered an authenticator with a paperback novel. Like many before him, he was wondering about the causes behind the quite steep shipping costs tied to the authenticator.
When he finally recieved his order, the packaging explained much. In this day and age, over-packaging should become as unfashionable as smoking. Chain Trap’s contribution, in form of a mail to Blizzard, is something you should absolutely read.
Call me a treehugger if you want to, but we’re way past the stage where we can continue to blissfully ignore the impact we’re having on the environment. While I’m not advocating going back to living in trees, it is nonetheless high time we start changing some of our habits, and asking of corporations that they do their part in this.
Reducing excessive packaging is but a small step, but it is also an easy one, which further should allow both corporations and customers to save money in the short or longer run. I’m with Chain Trap in this, and if you’re at all concerned by the matter, I encourage you to join the movement and drop off your own e-mail to raise the point with Blizzard.