What a WASTE! Amazon customer who buys pair of litter pickers is stunned as £76.20 order arrives in two giant boxes… that are too big for the recycling bin
- Amazon customer stunned after packaging which could fit her son, 11, inside
- Zena Aris-Sutton had ordered litter pickers to clear up in New Mills, Derbyshire
- The mother said the boxes were so big they would not fit in her recycling bin
An Amazon customer who ordered litter pickers to do her bit for the environment was stunned when the items came in boxes big enough to conceal her eleven-year-old son.
Zena Aris-Sutton, says she ordered the pickers, worth £35.60 each, to do her bit for the environment in her home town of New Mills, Derbyshire.
But she was furious when the slender devices arrived in their own huge boxes with a mass of packing paper for each.
Heaping irony upon irony, Zena says there was insufficient room in her recycling bin for all the cardboard and paper.
Amazon used two huge boxes and a mass of packing paper to deliver – a pair of litter pickers
Customer Zena Aris-Sutton ordered the pickers, worth £35.60 each, to do her bit for the environment in her home town of New Mills, Derbyshire
Zena told Amazon on social media: ‘Well thought we would be good by helping in community and order some litter picks from Amazon.
‘What I came home to was beyond ridiculous, not only had they sent them in individual boxes, but the boxes were so big that my 11-year-old son could fit in them.’
‘What a waste of packaging, a waste of space in the van. No neighbours would take them as they are so big and now we have to make a special trip to recycle as too big for our fortnightly collected bin.
Heaping irony upon irony, there was insufficient room in her recycling bin for all the cardboard and paper
Zena told Amazon on social media: ‘Well thought we would be good by helping in community and order some litter picks from Amazon. What I came home to was beyond ridiculous, not only had they sent them in individual boxes, but the boxes were so big that my 11-year-old son could fit in them.’
The tools for tidying the environment are long and slender but came in gigantic boxes when they arrived at Zena Aris-Sutton’s home
‘Amazon any explanation for this, besides the standard reply of you’ll pass on my feedback?’
Zena uploaded a minute long clip of her husband David opening a cardboard box, to reveal it filled with packing paper.
David proceeds to pull out reams and reams of the packing paper – to reveal a litter picker lying across the bottom of the box.
Zena can be heard making a sarcastic ‘Woo’ before David throws the litter picker back into the box.
The mum then turns around and reveals a second box, filled with the same amount of packing paper, and with another litter picker sitting on top.
Zena’s son aged 11 could fit inside the boxes – with plenty of room to spare, she told Amazon
As the clip ends Zena can be heard saying jokingly: ‘Here’s one we did earlier. Strangely not in the same box.’
Zena also added a photograph of the two pickers sitting at the top of one box filled with packaging – and the other box beside it.
She also posted a photograph of her 11-year-old son sitting in one of the boxes smiling – and he barely takes up half the space.
And a final photograph shows one of the litter pickers in a box which has been emptied of the packing paper.
On social media, Jodie Pownall said: ‘How ridiculous.’
Linda Potts added: ‘Bad marks for Amazon.’
Jacky Fogarty commented: ‘It’s crazy.’
The gigantic boxes for the slim tools were so big they could not fit inside the recycling bin – which they towered above
Pat Bridgehouse wrote: ‘At least it’s paper. Ridiculous.’
Katie Hannan Crutchley added: ‘Ridiculous, they do it all the time.’
This is not the first time Amazon has been accused of being wasteful.
In July this year, an Amazon customer blasted the firm’s ‘ridiculous’ packaging after they put a single net curtain rod in a box almost the same size as his dining table.
Mark Waddington was in disbelief when the item arrived in a box which he believed could have fitted up to 50 of the rods inside.
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