Happy Earth Day! Even if it isn't looking very green in your neck of the woods (Summer is a comin' — I promise!), there are many ways you can make the world a greener place by making some small eco-friendly choices. So read on because this geek has come up with six simple solutions to help you become a green gadget queen. Enjoy!
Thank Amazon for small favors! This Christmas, my children can open their presents and I can cut back on the band-aids. The online retailer is introducing Frustration Free Packaging just in time for the holidays. For every parent who has drained their bank account on gifts and then spent their holiday quality time pulling those toys and trinkets from the wretches of the containers that they are tethered to, plan on having some free time and flawless hands. Amazon is currently offering this Ecological packaging option on some toys and electronics.
Starting today, Amazon has launched a new environmentally-friendly initiative called Frustration-Free Packaging. What that means is that we can get products in new, easy-to-open packaging that's delivered in a recyclable cardboard box — therefore eliminating the need for extra packaging and annoying plastic cases (that I can hardly open anyway).
Already, 19 products from companies like Microsoft, Transcend, and Fisher-Price are working with Amazon to use less packaging when their products are shipped. For instance, those tiny little memory cards will now ship in recyclable envelopes rather than big bulky boxes.
The project will start on Amazon's international sites in 2009. If you have questions about this new initiative, head on over to Amazon to find all the answers.