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In theory, it would be possible to build a house out of cardboard. But cardboard is probably more useful as a source of recycled fibers than as a construction material. Building a house out of cardboard would effectively take all of that cardboard out of the recycling loop in order to displace other materials such as wood and straw that can be produced ...


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To start with, the sentence "Environmentally friendly as symbols below show" sounds dodgy, especially seeing how uncommon the symbols feel. I guess they designed them to look uniform on the product, but the overall thing looks very dubious. Google Image searches of each separate symbol did not yield anything similar. This one looks so generic it's hard to ...


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Most places that generate a lot of cardboard (grocery stores, Costco, etc) seem to use a cardboard "baling" machine -- this machine will compress the cardboard and strap it to hold it together. You can often see the bales of cardboard behind the store or on their loading dock, awaiting pickup by a recycler. Photo from http://www.thecompactorguy.com/ This ...


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Paper recycling facilities usually can handle the small amount of plastic that's on a lot of boxes, but the plastic cannot be recycled in the same facility, so cardboard of that type is overall less sustainable than pure paper cardboard. Usually, the paper/cardboard is ground up and mixed with some chemicals, and then centrifuged to make new paper. Tiny ...


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The German Post did offer the Post Box, basically a yellow plastic box with a lid. It‘s mostly used in large organisations like big companies but at least one ecologically aware online shop offered it as a delivery option. I dont‘t know if this still is offered, but perhaps it might be a good idea to ask if I next shop online ( which I rarely do) If you ...


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If you were to put that box in the recycling bin in our town, it would be taken out and pout with the cardboard. Technically, I see your point about the foil being valuable metal. But from a US recycling standpoint, the effort it would take to take out the foil by hand is too great. If you could separate the two elements, then that would solve the problem. ...


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Good for the company that's greening-up their processes! The greenest options are to Reduce the stored amount (ordering less) or facilitate Reuse (i.e. package outgoing items; set up a box pickup for employees; list boxes for giveaway on a specific date using Craigslist, Facebook ReuseIt groups or Freecycle). I get a lot of deliveries & once a month take ...


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