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(Fast Company)   The unexpected side of the Covid-powered online shopping boom: cardboard millionaires   (fastcompany.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Corrugated fiberboard, Pallet, Real estate, Box, Paperboard, Retailing, commercial real estate company Newmark, square feet  
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2021-07-30 7:52:01 PM  
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2021-07-30 8:53:31 PM  
... and plastics. Plastic packaging, plastic shielding, plastic everything.

Although plastic straw manufacturers have taken a real kick in the shorts.
 
2021-07-30 8:55:35 PM  
When I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology, the packaging science program was the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the engineering wing. My how the times have changed.
 
2021-07-30 9:31:47 PM  
I wish more millionaires, = less billionaires.
 
2021-07-31 12:46:15 AM  
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2021-07-31 2:20:40 AM  
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2021-07-31 2:44:29 AM  
And then you have to have other boxes in which to ship those boxes. It's boxes all the way down
 
2021-07-31 2:48:04 AM  
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2021-07-31 4:24:13 AM  
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2021-07-31 7:10:36 AM  

Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: When I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology, the packaging science program was the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the engineering wing. My how the times have changed.


I always thought it was kind of a neat program.  It was awfully hard to raise money for it though...obviously Amazon wasn't giving us a dime, but neither was anyone else.
 
2021-07-31 8:51:45 AM  

The Third Man: Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: When I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology, the packaging science program was the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the engineering wing. My how the times have changed.

I always thought it was kind of a neat program.  It was awfully hard to raise money for it though...obviously Amazon wasn't giving us a dime, but neither was anyone else.


I mean weren't things like the stock cutting , and container truck packing problem solved decades ago?
 
2021-07-31 10:25:55 AM  
So we really need more R&D on renewable packaging or someone get lucky and patent renewable packaging that is water-proof and cheap.  The amount of clothes in plastic bags that is delivered to the employees at my work is just astounding to me.
 
2021-07-31 11:21:27 AM  

Leader O'Cola: The Third Man: Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: When I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology, the packaging science program was the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the engineering wing. My how the times have changed.

I always thought it was kind of a neat program.  It was awfully hard to raise money for it though...obviously Amazon wasn't giving us a dime, but neither was anyone else.

I mean weren't things like the stock cutting , and container truck packing problem solved decades ago?


there was the clamshell debacle of '84 that really set the program back a few pegs.
 
2021-07-31 12:22:06 PM  

Leader O'Cola: The Third Man: Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: When I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology, the packaging science program was the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the engineering wing. My how the times have changed.

I always thought it was kind of a neat program.  It was awfully hard to raise money for it though...obviously Amazon wasn't giving us a dime, but neither was anyone else.

I mean weren't things like the stock cutting , and container truck packing problem solved decades ago?


Biodegradable packaging is a big deal now, and that's what they were concentrating on when I worked at RIT.  They were doing stuff like making "plastic" packaging out of biomass and paper bags that could replace plastic.
 
2021-07-31 1:01:05 PM  

The Third Man: Leader O'Cola: The Third Man: Zorba Paster's Wet Nurse: When I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology, the packaging science program was the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the engineering wing. My how the times have changed.

I always thought it was kind of a neat program.  It was awfully hard to raise money for it though...obviously Amazon wasn't giving us a dime, but neither was anyone else.

I mean weren't things like the stock cutting , and container truck packing problem solved decades ago?

Biodegradable packaging is a big deal now, and that's what they were concentrating on when I worked at RIT.  They were doing stuff like making "plastic" packaging out of biomass and paper bags that could replace plastic.


That's a materials science and chemical engineering problem, not a packaging engineering problem,
 
2021-07-31 8:37:50 PM  
If I had known that "packaging engineer" was a thing when I was a kid considering a career, my life might have been very different.
 
2021-07-31 11:09:27 PM  
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2021-08-01 1:46:30 AM  
Had to check TFA to be sure that the Uihleins were mentioned.  They seemed to be well-positioned to take advantage of the pandemic theircandidate wrought.

Greedy bastards.
 
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