I ordered these from Debenhams the other day:
And they arrived in these:
I am all in favour of receiving my order in one piece, but surely a small padded envelope and some bubble wrap would have done a sufficient job? Instead they wrapped them in one of the envelopes, then put them in the other envelope and then into the plastic bag. In this day and age when we're all trying to do our bits for the environment, do retailers need to be this wasteful? Lucky I was in as well, because the postman couldn't fit the massive package through my postbox, so if I'd missed him, I would've had to drive to the post office to pick it up, so I would've wasted some petrol as well.
Really not impressed. I used to think Mac was wasteful sending my 3-4 pieces in giant black boxes padded with loads of black paper, but I have to say, Debenhams has done even worse. Also makes me wonder how much this is costing them, since it was free delivery as well.
Which stores/companies have you come across as being wasteful in their packaging methods? Let me know in the comments!