Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Popcorn - a good packing material for shipping toner cartridges?

Cushioning and protecting your products during shipping with Styrofoam packing peanut pieces and packing popcorn is common. There are even biodegradable packing peanut and popcorn that are easier on the environment and actually dissolve in water.

But at least 1 customer has taken the environmentally friendliest approach to returning their cartridge - by using, well, popcorn. Not the packing popcorn that you are thinking of, but real popcorn.

123 Refills offers 100% guarantee on defective inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges returned for exchange within the return time limits. Padding the returned product is a good idea to avoid damage in transit. Any padding material can be used, old newspaper, packing peanuts or padding popcorn. Padding your return with real popcorn as shown below (or real peanuts - we have not seen this yet) is not necessary, and although extremely environmentally friendly, we are a little concerned that it may tempt our warehouse employees :)

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