I can't really make up my mind on whether that would work for all food types. Maybe there's some heavily processed food that is dependent on being sealed until eating. I know potato chips bathe in nitrogen while sealed.
The iMac Pro uses moulded cardboard inserts , so why can't the standard iMac?
For some reason, I found the packaging of everything better in Japan, even for the most simple items. Among the best are the ones made of paper and cardboard.
I agree tho. My mom just got her first smart phone, a Samsung S8+. She's 72 years old, she'll figure it out but not thanks to that tiny booklet that came with the phone. If she needed the manual, I'd have to print it out on A4 paper or something anyway.
I suspect that that is a rounding error next to the manufacture of the phone itself.
Sure, the "CO2 budget" is measured in gigatons so not a huge dent. But add up a lot of these rounding errors and it might actually make a slight difference. And since the climate interactions are non-linear, slight differences can have a large effect over time.
But that's only 30,000 tonnes.
10,000 tonnes of co2 for 30,000 tonnes of cargo seems... Wrong.
This seems to back me up
10 - 40g co2 per tonne. So about an order of magnitude less.
Edit: Doh see below. This is per km
The key is it's per ton per km transported.
For reference, Shanghai to Rotterdam route (a bit of a worst case I guess) is just shy of 20000 km.
Airfreight is 500g /tonne/km so 10 tonnes of co2 / tonne of freight.
Guess that's why co2 calculators always ask about flying.
Air freight is not clean indeed. Which leads to a kind of ironic situation here in Norway. Salmon export is hailed as one of the primary income sources once the oil is gone, yet significant portion of the salmon is exported via air to Asian markets. Not exactly a very green change...
Neither of the first two is suitable for being exclusively on the phone for obvious reasons.
The packaging is a step, I just sincerely hope it's not the only step for greenwashing purposes.
What I suspect would make the biggest difference is to commit to software updates for six or seven years instead of one or two.
Nobody does this, ever. Those who do fear for their security, runs LineageOS or similar, the rest care about the shiny features.
I'm pretty certain individually wrapped vegetables are causing more trouble, than phone packaging.
Makes sense (e.g. one squashed tomato during transport will only waste one package) - no idea if it is true though.
But I do agree that humans are pretty likely to take the easy choice here, which is why we need to take those choices away so we can more easily make the better choices.
It goes straight to landfill/fire and is more fragile than the paper pulp/cardboard counterpart :/
If you now have to buy a kilo bag, instead of the few you think you'll need for the next week or two, you'll probably be throwing some deteriorated produce along with the plastic bags.
For onions and spuds plastic is a poor choice anyway as they should be able to breathe. Better still, unwashed, as with carrots. Why, oh why, do supermarkets insist on washing off natural protection?
Unless you are referring to coating with food-grade wax as “wrapped”, individually-wrapped vegetables seem to be by far the exception rather than the rule in supermarkets.
At least standardise on one (recyclable) plastic so its easier to sort.
I've emailed Amazon about stopping using plastic bubblewrap mailers, and use cardboard ones instead. No reply :-(
Unfortunetely they never were, and probably never will be dev friendly.