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Cardboard Box Solution

Monday, June 01, 2020

YOU KNOW THAT FEELING WHEN YOU GET DONE UNPACKING AND YOU’RE ALL SETTLED IN, ONLY TO LOOK OVER AT THE MASSIVE STACK OF CARDBOARD BOXES THAT YOU NOW MUST DEAL WITH? WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM? WE UNDERSTAND YOUR FIRST THOUGHT MIGHT BE TO THROW THEM AWAY, BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT RECYCLING CARDBOARD IS EFFECTIVE?

TURNING OLD CARDBOARD INTO NEW REQUIRES ONLY 75% OF THE ENERGY IT TAKES TO MAKE NEW CARDBOARD FROM RAW MATERIALS.

AND DID YOU KNOW RECYCLING CARDBOARD IS GOOD FOR THE AIR? TURNING YOUR OLD CARDBOARD INTO NEW PRODUCES 50% LESS SULFUR DIOXIDE THAN MAKING NEW CARDBOARD! WOW!

RECYCLING HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES. SINCE IN THE U.S. 100 BILLION CORRUGATED CARDBOARD BOXES ARE USED EVERY YEAR, EVERY TON OF CARDBOARD THAT MAKES IT INTO RECYCLING INSTEAD OF A LANDFILL, RELIEVES A HUGE BURDEN ON OUR RESOURCES.

IF YOU CAN’T RECYCLE THE BOXES, THEN TRY TO UP-CYCLE THEM FOR USE IN YOUR HOME.

YOU CAN COMPOST CARDBOARD BOXES AND USE IT AS MULCH FOR YOUR GARDEN. TURN THEM INTO FASHIONABLE STORAGE BINS BY COVERING WITH FABRIC. YOU CAN MAKE DRAWER DIVIDERS OR KEEP THEM FOR SHIPPING OR FUTURE GIFT BOXES.