Cleaning up


I was cleaning up the bench today and pulled out my bag of bags. Over the last year, I’ve kept the plastic bags Digikey and other electronics suppliers have used to package my orders. If I order 10 types of capacitors, I get 10 plastic bags, each labeled with the product info, which is good for storage but not good for the environment.
I purchased some Kraft paper coin/money envelopes from Staples, they are 3.5x6 inches which hold all my discrete components up to some of the larger wire wound resistors. I normally transfer the contents of the plastic bags to the Kraft paper, it holds up well and the leads don’t seem to puncture the bags.
Here in “progressive” Northern California, our waste company doesn’t accept plastic bags for recycling. So, I’d like to challenge Digikey and the E-supplier community to come up with a better way to ship our products. I appreciate the use of paper and cardboard for the rest of the packing material, but if you could go this one step further, we’d take our collective plastic consumption down a notch.
J. Sergneri
Petaluma CA


Hello @JSERG,

I have forwarded your concern to our user experience team to review. Thank for taking time to let us know your concerns.