April 8, 2008
For the past
while I've been using bubble wrap shippers for my DVD's. They protect
the DVD well, but I was so unhappy with the fact they were not recyclable.
The paper was firmly glued to plastic bubble wrap and I use cases
and cases of them. As this last case ran out I began to search for
a recyclable alternative.
My personal goal
is to live a recycleable lifestyle. I choose to take my own bags to
stores, I buy larger packages to reduce waste, I don't drink bottled
water, etc. So using non-recyclable shippers was just not consistent.
It took a while to find a shipper that would hold a DVD securely but
not be too fragile to hold up to mail handling.
Below are before
and after pictures. The new shipper is on the left, its all cardboard
and completely recyclable. If you order several DVD's at once, I will
still use the bubble wrap shippers but most folks only order one DVD.
Today my cast
comes off. It will make typing much easier! Hopefully the surgery
will also make my hand better.