Shipping a Model 33 (RO) Teletype

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Thu Nov 11 14:24:27 2004

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Joe R. wrote:

> Styrrofoam peanuts definitely won't do.

You're being awfully nice :-)

Styrofoam "peanuts" are like a cosmic conspiracy or
something. Except for a few wimpy, trivial packing jobs where
any number of alternative materials/methods would work, they're
useless. Plus, it's expanded plastic for sh*t's sake, and gets
all over the place, makes for terrible landfill, toxic when
burned, aesthetically irritating at best, and they crumble
into everything.

I used to save them, along with bubble wrap, expanded paper,
boxes etc, for re-use but no longer, directly into recycling
they go. I know about the idea of re-use but they degrade the
objects they pack as they get "re used".

The cornstarch based ones appear to be less horrid, but are
equally useless.
Received on Thu Nov 11 2004 - 14:24:27 GMT

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