Progress continues in replacing waxed corrugated boxes

A new study shows continued progress in the replacement of traditional wax coatings on corrugated boxes. Since the introduction of the corrugated industry’s recyclability protocol in 2005, use of wax has steadily dropped off.  In 2016, the corrugated industry shipped less than 10 billion square feet of waxed boxes, just 2.5 percent of total shipments.

New Infographic Chronicles Corrugated Recycling Growth

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) today released a new infographic depicting the twenty-year growth in recovery of corrugated materials for recycling. Corrugated “cardboard” is recycled more than any other packaging material in the U.S.