Lulu Lens: Featured Idea – Save Trees, Mail Books In Envelopes

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Earth Day was last week, and so I wanted to feature an idea to help with the environment. Dmaddalena suggests that instead of sending books in boxes, we could mail them in smaller padded envelopes. I think there are advantages and disadvantages to the idea (for example, there is a higher risk of damage in mailing a book in an envelope), but it’s worth discussing. What are some other ways we could reduce our impact on the environment?

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3 Comments

  1. Obviously a one-off book of a decent envelope size (6×9) would be ideal in an envelope. Larger envelopes are available for slightly larger quanities like 10 books, depending on the thickness. Clearly if the breadth is beyond an envelope, a box is the way to go, hopefully created from recycled material.

  2. Richard

    Lose the shrink wrap. Just more plastic that lies around forever.

  3. We always encourage our customers to recycle where possible. not we have envelopes that would fit books but now that you mention it I think it’s something we should look into.

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