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So long plastic air pillows: Amazon shifting to recycled paper filling for packages in North America

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They have been doing that in Japan for at least a couple of years. The filler paper is of good quality. I keep and use it for other needs.

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I got a few of MyPillow, so I’m good.

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bass4funk

I got a few of MyPillow, so I’m good.

How does that relate to Amazon packaging?

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How does that relate to Amazon packaging?

Meaning, I don’t need an Amazon pillow, got something better, but I do order a lot of things from them.

A lot!

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bass4funk

How does that relate to Amazon packaging?

Meaning, I don’t need an Amazon pillow, got something better, but I do order a lot of things from them.

A lot!

You are confused. In the US and once in Japan Amazon added bubble wrap as fillers in their packages. In Japan, they have already replaced that with paper. It has nothing to do with Amazon pillows.

If you order from Amazon you would know that.

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I got a few of MyPillow, so I’m good.

You have finally come to realize that this article is not about bed pillows, haven’t you?

Not yet.

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Didn’t read the article again. This one is the gift that keeps on giving haha.

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"MyPillow" is filled with foam. I prefer feathers.

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"MyPillow" is filled with foam. I prefer feathers.

See, and I don’t like feathers, never did, to each his own.

Didn’t read the article again. This one is the gift that keeps on giving haha.

I did and it’s a public forum, where we opine, so there’s that.

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How does that relate to Amazon packaging?

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it's more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.*

Speaking of pillows overall.

Meaning, I don’t need an Amazon pillow, got something better, but I do order a lot of things from them.

A lot!

You are confused.

Never

In the US and once in Japan Amazon added bubble wrap as fillers in their packages. In Japan, they have already replaced that with paper.

I never cared, they can send the pack with dead leaves for all I care, as long as I get my merch I’m good to go.

It has nothing to do with Amazon pillows.

And?

If you order from Amazon you would know that.

All the time.

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

The article is about package fillings and has nothing to do with pillows generally.

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The article is about package fillings and has nothing to do with pillows generally.

Relax, I already commented on that.

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They may be talking recyclable paper now, but don't be fooled. The tree-huggers will make their own propaganda known in time. Amazon should do what it thinks best and let the consumer decide what they want, not some silly advocacy group.

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Great idea! There’s too much plastic floating around.

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All this talk about packing pillows and I'm wondering why pillows need any kind of plastic OR paper packing material. What exactly is going to get damaged in the shipment??

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The purpose of the packing is to stop the items from moving around. Mostly it is not needed. Amazon seals the items in plastic attached to cardboard at the bottom of the box. I prefer recycled paper because I can reuse it.

For Amazon recycled paper is cheaper and quicker packing.

The article is not about pillows you sleep on.

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The purpose of the packing is to stop the items from moving around. Mostly it is not needed.

Stupid idea, how about shrink-wrapping the package to the cardboard bottom like they sometimes do.

Amazon seals the items in plastic attached to cardboard at the bottom of the box. I prefer recycled paper because I can reuse it.

Well there you go, continue with that.

For Amazon recycled paper is cheaper and quicker packing.

How is that sustainable, that means, more trees will be used.

The article is not about pillows you sleep on.

We know, we know, but it's still a forum.

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How is that sustainable, that means, more trees will be used.

Recycled paper, did you read?

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I once ordered an SD card from Amazon. In came in this humungous box, 99.99% air, whereas they could have just sent it in an envelope.

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Recycled paper, did you read?

Yup, but they are still cutting down trees, of course, they are, they have to. Some people throw the recycled paper away, then what? See...

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Recycled paper, did you read?

Yup, but they are still cutting down trees, of course, they are, they have to. Some people throw the recycled paper away, then what? See...

Thought I had seen everything but now we have b4f the tree hugger.

Not even close.

I sometimes admire the way you won't back down or admit a simple error.

If I am wrong, of course, I will admit it, have done so many, many times.

But that's also part of the problem. 

How so?

For example, your faith in a certain politician has led you to buy shoddy pillows from a delusional conspiracy theorist.

No, I just like the pillows, comfortable AF!

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Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it's more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

A business decision.

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Amazon is the only nice thing US has..

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TokyoLivingToday 04:19 am JST

Amazon is the only nice thing US has..

Guess our rocketing stock market isn't nice. Cry harder.

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Amazon is the only nice thing US has..

Not just Amazon, but they are great.

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The article is about package fillings and has nothing to do with pillows generally.

The article has everything to do with pillows generally.

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