Today I purchased a Vtech multiple handset cordless phone system. I am plugging this product not because of a stellar price or features as I haven’t even used it yet. I am celebrating packaging!
Yes, packaging. Are you as sick as I am of the fused plastic bubble packages which require a band saw to open? The ones that assuming you manage to slice them open with your Dremel tool, tin snips or jack hammer form edges so sharp and threatening that you’re afraid to reach inside for your well earned reward?
Well thank-you Vtech for packaging your phones in a fully recyclable cardboard and plastic package that required no tools OF ANY KIND to open and access your product. The base and the handsets were beautifully displayed in any easy to examine in the store.
A couple of criticisms, however, first the package is much larger than it really needs to be which uses more material than absolutely necessary, but its hard to see that electronic manufacturers will choose to NOT package their products in flashy display packages. The other con is that even though the package declares itself to be fully recyclable, the plastic pieces are not labeled with the standard three-arrow recycling logo to identify the material for proper disposal.
Still, serious points for NOT using welded bubble-plastic of death.