Using sixteen smaller boxes meticulously stacked inside a larger PC-sized cardboard box, HP could have shipped a few thousand dollars worth of premium electronics to customer Stephen Strang. They didn’t. Instead, each box was individually wrapped in protective foam and contained HP’s License Entitlement Certificate, whatever that is… a document which is comprised of exactly two sheets of A4-sized paper.
That’s right: HP’s shipping department used seventeen separate boxes to ship a slim sheaf of paper that could have been folded and stuffed into a single manila envelope. Gaia weeps.
HP shatters excessive packaging world record [Register]