Not everyone gets Green IT

HP's love of over-packaging hardware for shipment - see the Register's examples of a mouse, DIMM and a booklet marker here - seems to be rampant in the Middle East too

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By  Mark Sutton Published  January 24, 2009

HP's love of over-packaging hardware for shipment - see the Register's examples of a mouse, DIMM and a booklet marker here - seems to be rampant in the Middle East too.

Last week here at our offices in Media City, a random selection of editors received a whole cart load of brown cardboard boxes - over a dozen boxes in fact, each about the size of a breeze block (or cinder block, for the Americans).

How exciting! we thought. Each editor received three boxes, heavily wrapped in tape. Inside each box, buried deep in bubble packaging, was a single HP ink cartridge of various descriptions.  So each lucky recipient received what seemed to be three randomly selected cartridges along with enough packaging to fill a skip.

Surely HP has better ways of clearing excess stock?

'And what brand of printer do we have in the ITP Technology office?' you ask – well, let's just say its not an HP...

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