Letter: In Brief

Sir: Roger Withers (letter, 5 July) criticises superfluous packaging. I recently bought some computer software and found the commodity-to-packing ratio ludicrous. It seems that an absurd situation has arisen because items such as CDs would otherwise look unimpressive in relation to their cost. Such packages commonly waste more than 90 per cent of space, which is transported, warehoused and handled many times and then sold at an exorbitant price, while adding grossly to waste-disposal problems.


Woodbridge, Suffolk