Jan Tullick, a 64-year-old with a keen interest in gardening, ordered a gardening tool from Amazon, and she was surprised when it arrived in a large oversized box with a height of six feet.
When Tullick first stumbled upon the package, she thought the order was her neighbor’s delivery sent to her by mistake.
“When I opened the door the lad said it was for my house number. I told him ‘the only thing I’ve ordered is a digging stick, like a metal rod’ and he said ‘good luck to you getting rid of this box,'” Tullick said.
Nicola Fail, Tullick’s daughter, teased her mom for ordering new furniture without telling anyone.
The suspense was enough, and they decided to open the package. Inside the box, the family discovered the Roughneck Gorilla Bar that Tullick ordered for breaking up the clay in her garden.
Tullick added: “When we opened it, well I couldn’t believe my eyes. The box was huge, about 6ft tall, and the item was only 48 inches. It had a piece of brown paper wrapped around it.”
The environmentally conscious lady did not want to let this packaging issue slide. She urges Amazon to reduce its environmental waste since it will be polluting the environment.
She voiced her frustrations: “I just thought it was a huge joke, it was ridiculous. They should really cut their packaging down. Saving the environment? Amazon doesn’t.”
Tullick was determined to emphasize her point, and she posed beside the box and the digging bar to give people an idea about the scale of the packaging.
Then, Tullick got her creative juices flowing and got Alfie Collins, her 14-year-old grandson whose 6 feet 3 inches, to hop inside the box. It resembles the ideal coffin once you put the lid on the box.
Amazon representatives were quick to jump to the defense: “Since 2015, Amazon has reduced the weight of outbound packaging per shipment by more than 36%, and eliminated more than one million tonnes of packaging material, the equivalent of two billion shipping boxes.”
In the meantime, Tullick will be exploring ways to recycle the unwanted coffin.