this afternoon I have been cleaning out my room in the basement. A lot of the mess down there were old boxes for computer or stereo equipment. To clear out some space I threw out all the boxes, and cut them up to make them flat. However, this saves almost NO space, a these stupid Styrofoam inserts take up just as much space as the box itself! On top of that, they are molded to fit ONLY the device they are shipped with, so it's hopeless to reuse them. Why can't manufacturers use alternative methods? Some boxes use folded cardboard, or even molded cardboard inserts that can easily be flattened. If more dampening is required, why not use these "airbags" as padding? They can easily be punctured or reused for other stuff. I'm not the one that care most about the environment, but this is just ridiculous! The resources used to produce, transport and dispose of this stuff must be immense! So, anyone have any opinions, or any good explanation for why they still use this stuff?