Massive Packaging for One Defective Ink Cartridge

Hewlett Packard touts its Product Return and Recycling programs as part of its "Sustainable Impact". Ink cartridges get a particular mention, "More than 80% of our ink cartridges...are now manufactured with recycled content."

The small object in the center of the photo is a defective ink jet cartridge. HP's InstantInk program used the much-too-large plastic envelope on the left to ship a replacement. The even more inappropriately large plastic envelope on the right is for returning the defective product.

How about one recyclable, appropriately-sized package to both send and return?

I have reach out to the HP Sustainability folks on 11 November and am tracking their response:
15 Nov: " In order to give you the most accurate answer, I will consult with the team responsible for our packaging and once I have an answer, I will get back to you."

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