Cardboard Boxes Are Compostable But Substantially Harmful to the Environment.
- More than 100 billion cardboard boxes are produced and used in the US alone annually, and still increasing due to booming eCommerce.
- Millions of acres of forests and trees have been cut down to manufacture cardboard boxes.
- Manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes consumes enormous amount of natural resources, trees, energy, water, petroleum, and labor.
- Cardboard is the single largest component of municipal solid waste, emitting methane gas during decomposition.
Recycling to Reprocess Cardboard Boxes
consume more than half amount of natural resources and emit more than half amount of pollutants into the air, water, and soil compared to making cardboard from trees. Recycling cardboard sounds great but still poses great negative impact to the environment.