Wisconsin-based startup Box Latch aims to make cardboard more reusable by replacing the need for tape with a plastic accessory. The plastic accessory easily closes cardboard boxes and reduces the chance of boxes being damaged, making them easier to reuse.
TriplePundit has more:
Cardboard waste is becoming a major problem. Our mentality – use it once, and then dispose of it — is incredibly inefficient. Enter Box Latch, whose innovative but simple product aims to make cardboard more reusable by eliminating tape.
What do we do with the growing mounds of cardboard waste across the country, the result of a growing digital economy? Many companies point at recycling as the solution, but we at TriplePundit know that recycling is often not enough. While better than landfilling cardboard, recycling is resource- and energy-intensive. It would be far better if we could reuse things several times and only recycle them when absolutely necessary, following the principles of a waste hierarchy.