their waste size is getting larger

Memory Stick and packagingOn Monday, I ordered a new Sony digital camera (Cyber-Shot DSC-W1) and a 1Gb Memory Stick Pro to go with it. The company ended up shipping the two items separately (from warehouses in different parts of the country), and the memory arrived today.

When I picked it up from the front desk at my condo, the concierge wanted to know if I’d ordered a “box of air,” as the package was so light. The dimensions of the outer box measured 12"×9.5"×4.5". The plastic packaging inside was only 7"×5"×1". The actual Memory Stick itself, though, was just 1.97"×0.85"×0.11". What a waste of plastic and cardboard for mailing this tiny item out to me!