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Sapphire Moving to Environmentally Friendly Packaging

Category: Video Cards, General News
Posted: 07:24PM

It ain't easy being green as one of my heroes used to say, especially when products come shipped in all sorts of excess, hard to open plastic containers. Sapphire Technology is hoping to make being green a bit easier for its customers by introducing inner packaging trays made from recycled paper materials. Not only are the paper pulp trays gentler on the environment than plastics, they can also be further recycled. The trays are molded to hold the components safely during shipping and replace the previous inner containers that had multiple folds and cutouts. Sapphire is committed to continuing this trend by developing new trays in the future to hold even the heaviest models to cut down on the use of plastic carriers and foam inserts. Sapphire says it may not be able to completely eliminate the need for plastic packaging but it will be specifying the use of recycled materials for its packaging wherever possible.

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gebraset on July 7, 2009 07:32PM
As long as the cards stay protected, I'm more than glad to see Sapphire trying to be green.
ccokeman on July 7, 2009 07:58PM
I am glad to see this as they have tried this in several cards I have looked at.
jammin on July 8, 2009 12:44AM
It's a step in the right direction, even though it is something I feel everyone should already have been doing for years now. I'd like to see the elimination of any snazzy box art and marketing on outer boxes for anything destined for e-tail purchases really. Bricks and mortar stores can keep box art if they want, as it actually makes a difference there.
slick2500 on July 8, 2009 01:22AM
Yeah I agree items that are sold to online retailers should be packaged in plain boxes. The only need for the fancy box art and stuff is for best buy and fry's.

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