HP cuts packaging by 97 percent and wins award

Posted by Laura Grant on September 4, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

HP has reduced the packaging materials used in one of its notebooks (the HP Pavilion dv6929wm) by an amazing 97 percent. The notebook is shipped in a “sturdy and stylish” reusable bag, rather than a box. The bag protects the machine during shipping and can be put straight onto store display shelves. Fewer trucks are apparently needed to ship the notebooks to stores. And, when you take your new notebook home and unpack it, you don’t have a pile of styrofoam and cardboard to throw away.

HP’s design won a challenge put out by US retail giant Wal-Mart. It looks like the HP Pavilion dv6929 is only available in Wal-Mart stores. But let’s hope this sets a new trend in the packaging of electronics that eventually filters down to us here in SA.

Via :: Reuters, HP

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2 Responses to “HP cuts packaging by 97 percent and wins award”

  1. Tommy
    February 13th, 2009 @ 11:19 am

    Fantastic idea, the sooner this becomes common practise the better. Great competition.

  2. squeezin
    February 19th, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    Ya, and then you take your package home and realize half the stuff has been stolen by employee’s…or just plain broken.

    I used to manage a UPS shift….use lots of bubble wrap and styrofoam…leave no space for item movement.

    This idea is great in theory, but not practical for sensitive electronics, maybe a toughbook tough 🙂

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