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REUSING Amazon Packaging Rather Than Recycling The Boxes — A PROPOSAL.

by Anura Guruge


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Recycling boxes, i.e., cardboard, though better than just throwing it away, is extremely inefficient and costly in terms of energy.

The boxes are RE-PULPED then reconstituted again as paper or cardboard. That is wasteful.

It would so much better just to reuse the boxes as many of us do …

We also reuse boxes when we do returns.

So, why can’t we have a scheme where we can RETURN Amazon boxes to a Post Office.

USPS can send them back to an Amazon Fulfillment Center. In many cases they will be sending trucks to Amazon EMPTY — to pick up new loads of deliveries. So, this will make those trips more productive.

I cannot see why Amazon and USPS could NOT be able to get this to work. Yes, there will be some initial costs but Amazon will quickly be in the BLACK. Boxes are expensive, even for Amazon.



It is possible that there might be some Amazon customers who are squeamish about having things delivered in USED boxes, though to be fair you never know where a box has been. I have got plenty of Amazon boxes with cuts, tears and stains.

Yes, maybe Amazon could irradiate the returned boxes to appease all.

And, then there is another option. It can be part of your SHIPPING PREFERENCES. Amazon could give you a small DISCOUNT for checking an option saying “Will Accept Reused Boxes”.

I am sure consumer will buy into this. We take the cardboard to be recycled. So, taking it to a post office will not be that different.



I really would like Amazon to think about this.

What do YOU think?



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by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Day / Poppy Day, 2015: 8 Ways To Pin Your Red Poppy (The Canadian Way).

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by Anura Guruge


The Canadian Red Poppy wearing protocols.

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Remembrance Day / Poppy Day, 11/11: Canadian Rules For Their Red Poppy.

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I, as somebody who wears Canadian Red Poppies, because I don’t have any from the UK (with the two lovely green leaves), I am OK with these rules — THOUGH I do wear a plastic, earring retainer, from Deanna’s vast collection, behind the pin to hold it in place. I lost two a couple of years ago and was devastated. No worries about I wearing a Poppy with a Canadian flag pin in the middle!

I am amused by the do NOT reuse requirement. Yes, I subscribe BUT I have NO choice but to preserve and reuse mine since Red Poppies are hard to come by in the U.S. of A.

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