I was pleasantly surprised to find the Dell Mini I recently purchased arrived in a 12 x 12 corrugated box with minimal additional packaging. The packaging was only slightly larger than the mini laptop itself.
The packaging I noticed is part of a larger initiative by Dell to restructure and reduce packaging for its laptop and desktop computers.
Over the next four years, these packaging improvements will reduce desktop and laptop packaging materials by approximately 10 percent worldwide, increase sustainable content in cushioning and corrugate packaging by 40 percent and ensure that 75 percent of packaging components are themselves curbside recyclable.
According to Dell the improvements will help save more than $8.1 million and eliminate 20 million pounds of packaging material, the equivalent of preserving more than 150,000 trees.