Re: [Videolib] Green" DVD Packaging [Scanned]

Winona Patterson (wpatters@harpercollege.edu)
Tue, 4 Nov 2008 09:22:15 -0600

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You'll be happy to know that Amazon.com is ahead of you, Mark:
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-tue-brf1-amazon-packaging-nov
04,0,4463665.story
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Amazon to alter plastic packaging

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November 4, 2008

To reduce battles with hard plastic that encase a new gadget or toy,
Amazon.com Inc.
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/economy-business-finance/amazon.com
-inc.-ORCRP000672.topic> said Monday that it is working with
manufacturers to make the products it sells easier to open and more
environmentally friendly.

Initially, the online retailer is altering the packaging in the U.S. on
19 top-selling products from a variety of manufacturers, including
toymaker Mattel Inc.
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/economy-business-finance/mattel-inc
.-ORCRP009532.topic> , softwaremaker Microsoft Corp.
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/economy-business-finance/microsoft-
corp.-ORCRP009947.topic> and flash memory card-maker Transcend
Information Inc. Starting in 2009, Amazon's effort will include its
international sites as well.

Amazon said it is looking first at plastic "clamshell" cases and items
that are held in place with plastic-covered wire ties, which are often
used with toys.

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Winona Patterson
A/V Cataloger
LRC Tech Services, Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
Direct Line 847-925-6770
wpatters@harpercollege.edu
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________________________________

From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Mark Kopp
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:56 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Green" DVD Packaging [Scanned]

Damned if ya do, and damned if ya don't!!!=20

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By the way, I'm a proponent of BANNING the "clamshell" plastic packaging
found on everything nowadays. Not for "green" purposes, but for safety
reasons. The Consumer Safety Product Division reports that in 1994 there
were 6,400 emergency room visits due to this packaging. I've seen
estimates as high as over 170,000 injuries that didn't need an ER visit.
I have two scratches on my hand right now, after opening a new wireless
router! If it were a car, it woulda been Nader'ed!!

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Mark

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Mark W. Kopp

Technology Assistant

IT Department

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

4500 6th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602

P: 814-940-0223

F: 814-949-0984

C: 814-937-2802

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<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DHarrington><STRONG>Winona=20
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<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>A/V Cataloger</FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>LRC Tech Services, Harper=20
College</FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>1200 W. Algonquin Rd., =
Palatine, IL=20
60067</FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Direct Line =
847-925-6770</FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><A=20
href=3D"mailto:wpatters@harpercollege.edu">wpatters@harpercollege.edu</A>=
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[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] <B>On Behalf Of </B>Mark=20
Kopp<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:56 AM<BR><B>To:</B>=20
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<P class=3DMsoNormal><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: maroon; FONT-FAMILY: 'Comic =
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the way, I&#8217;m a proponent of BANNING the &#8220;clamshell&#8221; =
plastic packaging found on=20
everything nowadays. Not for &#8220;green&#8221; purposes, but for =
safety reasons. The=20
Consumer Safety Product Division reports that in 1994 there were 6,400 =
emergency=20
room visits due to this packaging. I&#8217;ve seen estimates as high as =
over 170,000=20
injuries that didn&#8217;t need an ER visit. I have two scratches on my =
hand right=20
now, after opening a new wireless router! If it were a car, it woulda =
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Nader&#8217;ed!!<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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<P class=3DMsoNormal><B><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: =
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Intermediate Unit 8</SPAN></B><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: =
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