Profiles in Garbage: Corrugated Boxes

Online shopping has led to more corrugated boxes in the waste stream.

Corrugated boxes are named for the fluted inner layer that is sandwiched between layers of linerboard. Corrugated boxes need to be impact, drop and vibration-damage resistant, while still being light enough to ship products. Corrugated packaging is the largest segment of the packaging industry, with about 1,300 manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada.

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