As part of the Apple TV upgrade, I ordered a new laptop-style hard disk from It's all of 9.5x70x100 mm big (according to Wikipedia). But it came in a box just slightly larger than necessary: 90x250x300 mm! That's only 1% of the volume of the box. OK, there was a style of bubble-wrap around the drive, but even allowing for that, it would have been less than 10% full. What a waste of plastic and cardboard, dabs. Have you not heard of the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra?(And, yes, I have now signed up to Freecycle locally, to make sure we have the best chance of reusing anything we don't need. For some things, ebay is just too much work ...)

AuthorJonathan Clark