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Mother slams Amazon for ‘insane’ overwrapping of three small Christmas decorations

Mother slams Amazon for ‘insane’ overwrapping after three small packets of Christmas decorations came separately packaged in huge cardboard boxes

  • Kaz Worton-Casey, 48, ordered three small sachets of ‘reindeer food’ online
  • The hospice nurse was shocked when all three arrived in large separate boxes
  • Her three three-inch sachets also came surrounded in additional packaging each

A mother has slammed Amazon for the ‘insane’ wrapping they provided for three small Christmas decorations that would have fit inside an envelope after they arrived in three large separate boxes.

Earlier this month, Kaz Worton-Casey, 48, from Worthing, West Sussex, ordered three sachets of £1 ‘reindeer food’ which she planned to use to decorate her presents.

However, she was left shocked when the three three-inch packets all arrived at her home in separate boxes, each stuffed with more wrapping inside. 

She had ordered three sachets of ‘reindeer food’ earlier this month to help her decorate some Christmas presents

Hospice nurse Kaz Worton-Casey, 48, (pictured) from Worthing, West Sussex, has slammed Amazon after she received three small packages in large separate boxes, each stuffed with additional packaging

Hospice nurse Kaz Worton-Casey, 48, (pictured) from Worthing, West Sussex, has slammed Amazon after she received three small packages in large separate boxes, each stuffed with additional packaging

The hospice nurse initially laughed at the ridiculous packaging, but has since hit out at Amazon for the unnecessary waste created. 

She said: ‘When these boxes turned up my husband was joking saying, “What have you ordered now?”, and I thought I’ve got no idea what these could be.

‘They were huge boxes but they were all light as a feather.

‘It was basically three tiny little sachets of reindeer food, they were all from the same retailer and they were all ordered at the same time.

‘They could have fitted them in one envelope or jiffy bag.

Kaz was shocked when her order, which would have easily fitted into an envelope, had been separated into three separate boxes

Kaz was shocked when her order, which would have easily fitted into an envelope, had been separated into three separate boxes

Upon arrival, Kaz's husband thought Kaz was joking when she initially brought all three boxes into her home

Upon arrival, Kaz’s husband thought Kaz was joking when she initially brought all three boxes into her home

‘When I opened the first one I thought, “Please don’t let the other two be in these two other boxes”, but they were.

‘When we were opening them we had a bit of a laugh about it but then I thought this isn’t even laughable, this is insane.

‘I would never normally put anything online but I just thought what an absolute waste of time, effort and packaging.’

After recycling the 12×10 inch boxes and wrapping paper, Kaz contacted Amazon on Facebook to complain.

The retailer responded by telling her they would flag the issue to the packaging team.

After contacting Amazon, the company told Kaz that they had flagged the issue with their packaging team

After contacting Amazon, the company told Kaz that they had flagged the issue with their packaging team

Kaz said she tries her best to do her bit to protect the planet and that this year is especially difficult to avoid making purchases online

Kaz said she tries her best to do her bit to protect the planet and that this year is especially difficult to avoid making purchases online

Kaz said: ‘I try and do my bit for the planet like we all should.

‘It’s a difficult year to avoid online shopping and unnecessary packaging because of lockdown but it’s just frustrating when you see this.

‘The boxes probably cost more than what the decorations did.’

An Amazon spokesperson said: ‘Since 2008, Amazon has made continued progress in reducing packaging waste, and using less packaging material.

‘Initiatives like the Frustration-Free packaging program, encourages manufacturers to package their products in an easy-to-open packaging that is 100 per cent recyclable and ready to ship to customers without Amazon boxes.

‘To date, Amazon has reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33 per cent and eliminated over 914,000 tonnes of packaging material, the equivalent of over 1.6 billion shipping boxes.’

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