Every day millions of people relieve packages in the mail, some of which are shipped in cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes are easier to recycle than plastic envelopes. If you receive your shipments in a cardboard box, repurpose it, or recycle it. The first important fact of recycling is making sure that your cardboard is clean and and free of food oils! For food boxes that are food-soiled, cut out any oil stains, these don’t have a recycling market.
Did you know, the highest value of grade paper is corrugated cardboard? It’s strong durability means long paper fibers. Most cardboard needs to be free of any shipping materials such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap and any plastics. Make sure you break down your boxes to help with space. You do not need to remove any labels from your box, these are removed during the recycling process. So why should you recycle cardboard? 1 ton of brand new cardboard requires 3 tons of trees. Did you know that recycling 1 ton of cardboard eliminates 9 cubic yards of landfill space according to earth911.com?
Cardboard is the most common waste product in most businesses. 24.1 million tons of corrugated cardboard is discarded each year. Recycling one ton of cardboard saves 6.6 million btu’s of energy. We ask that you remain conscious of your cardboard consumption, and recycle as much as you can if you are shopping online. Together we can help do our part when shopping online, and recycle or reuse our cardboard. Together we Cure Mother Earth