Reader Sean sent us what may not be the most egregious example of wasteful packaging, but in terms of the proportion of the item shipped to the size of the box it came in, it comes pretty close. Sean ordered a gear the size of a fingernail — literally — from Tower Hobbies.
It arrived in a plastic bag. In a padded envelope. In a box. But, hey, it’s from a hobby shop. Maybe they expect Sean to make something out of the box. In fact, just think of the things Sean could build if he keeps ordering from Tower. Forget whatever hobby that gear was for, Sean. You’re the Martha Stewart of cardboard box crafts now. Make us proud.