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Should cardboard contaminated with unknown dirt be recycled?

Lately, postal cardboard packages have been arriving with an increasing level of exterior contamination with generic black dirt. Although the composition of this dirt is unknown, this can be a concern ...
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Recycling symbols on greeting card - what do these symbols mean?

I just bought a card for some friends. It was published by a company called Portfolio, London. It has the following printed on the back: 1. What do these symbols mean? 2. Where do they come from? 3....
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How can corrugated cardboard from packaging be compacted for storage before recycling?

A 1500+ employees company is trying to be greener and instead of throwing cardboard packaging out it sends it for recycling. Recycling company won't accept less than several dozen kilograms of ...
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In general, is cardboard with a plastic coating acceptable for recycling?

Many children's toys and other items come with a box or package made of cardboard with a thin plastic coating. How does this affect the recycling process? Can paper recycling facilities generally ...
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Which paperboard/wood is not healthy for cooking barbecue? [closed]

In Argentina on weekends we cook barbecue with fire generated with woods and paperboard. We don't use gas like in the USA. I know there are some things that cause cancer and other illness like OSB ...
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Is the cardboard from a firework box recyclable?

Firework boxes seem to have a thin layer of metal foil on the outside, presumable to assist in fireproofing. Does this mean they can't be easily recycled? There are probably some differences in ...
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Can bales of cardboard be used as a building material?

Where I live, there's an open air market that produces a huge amount of excess cardboard everyday. The cardboard is pressed into bundles - making large bales of pressed cardboard. Looking at it, ...