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Recycling symbols on greeting card - what do these symbols mean?

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, ...
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How can corrugated cardboard from packaging be compacted for storage before recycling?

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 ...
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In general, is cardboard with a plastic coating acceptable for recycling?

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 ...
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Should cardboard contaminated with unknown dirt be recycled?

The dirt that you are seeing is probably just marks made by rubber conveyer belts that are very common in the shipping industry. That's not a problem at all for the recycler. That all comes out in the ...
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Any succesful initiatives for packaging material reuse?

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 ...
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How can corrugated cardboard from packaging be compacted for storage before recycling?

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 ...
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