Articles Posted in the Lifestyle category

HP cuts packaging by 97 percent and wins award

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

Look, it’s a Styrobot

August 27, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

Kevin Kelly stockpiled styrofoam packaging for five years and used it to create the Styrobot that you see pictured above. Just goes to show that with a little imagination you can reuse anything. Inspired? You can read how he did it on his website.