Dell Computers Reacts To Blog Bashing

According to, Dell Computers has reacted to a bashing by bloggers related to the excess waste in their packaging practices. This is what was written about the situation: Dell has responded to a barrage of blogger complaints by pledging to work with its vendors on designing more resource-efficient product packaging. The company was hit with an Earth Day pileup from blogs including Consumerist, Gizmodo, and Y2Kers, whose writers slammed the company for shipping a tiny flash drive in an outsized cardboard box. Writing on Dell's official blog last week, Todd Dwyer, the company's community liaison on environmental issues, said small items will be shipped in envelopes instead of boxes, effective immediately. Dell is working with the offending flash-drive supplier to improve packaging practices and will include "volumetric metrics on void space" in product packaging in its evaluation of all vendors moving forward, according to Dwyer.

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