I love the convenience of Amazon. Time is what I have in shortest supply. Having a stream of the things that I need or want showing up on my door step at the click of a button is enormously valuable to me. But I am nonetheless horrified at the growing ratio of packaging to product. And I imagine that the last mile logistics companies shifting from a small number of large deliveries (to retail stores) to a large number of small deliveries (to end-consumer homes) does not help the per-util carbon footprint. I found myself thus despondent when I received my ostensibly eco-friendly rechargeable batteries delivered by themselves in an ungodly amount of non-biodegradable packaging this evening. It didn’t even register on my brain that there was a recycling label on the bag before it went into the trash and I suspect that even when this stuff is theoretically recyclable the vast majority of it goes into landfills. Ugh.