Corrugated Boxes

Miller, Chaz
January 2006
Waste Age;Jan2006, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p54
Trade Publication
The article offers information on old corrugated containers (OCC) recycling in the U.S. The extensive use of corrugated boxes in the U.S. makes them the biggest component of solid waste. Fortunately, OCC is easy to recycle, which also makes it the most recycled product by weight and greatly decreases the amount sent to disposal. There was an increase in OCC municipal solid waste (MSW) market shares since 1960. During the 1960, the OCC recycling rate was doubled and its disposal share decreased. In this article, facts about corrugated paper boxes MSW are presented. INSET: Corrugated Boxes Municipal Solid Waste Facts.


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