The Secret Life of a Cardboard Box

Drew Hendricks (via National Geographic) writes about the life and times of the cardboard box from birth to recycling and rebirth. The infographic below is an easy way for anyone to understand the origin and journey of the often used box.

We can’t say it enough. Recycling is needed to prevent further damage to the environment as stated in the article– “Unfortunately, with the convenient use of cardboard comes a downside. When cardboard is discarded, and simply placed in a landfill dump, rather than being recycled, it causes a major environmental issue. When the material begins to decompose in a landfill, it creates emissions of methane gas, which is up to 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.”

To read the full article, click here.