Plant a Cardboard

August 20th, 2010 by | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

As many products come in cardboard packaging such as shoebox, pizza boxes, electronics that come in cardboard boxes and all those Amazon.com cardboard boxes!  In addition, cardboard is used for shipping 90 percent of all products in the US.  Therefore, cardboard is truly an integral item in our lives.  While they can be recycled one way, which is reusing the material to make new cardboard, there is another intriguing way, which is planting them to grow trees!

I just learned about this cool item called the Life Box, cardboard boxes that can be planted to grow trees.  This recycling option is truly viable as not only we need more trees to create more cardboard, but also trees curb off carbon dioxide and make our planet look beautiful.

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3 Comments

Karen Mayes

August 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

Amazing and smart… yup, we need to preserve the trees since like you said, they contribute to our breathing. Last week my daughter and I watched the movie called “The Happening”… makes one wonder and a bit more respectful toward the trees, plants, etc…

Amy

August 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Another great thing about cardboard or paper packaging is that the trees used are “farmed” trees. In other words, they are used like corn or any other farmed plant which is replanted over and over, not from old forest growth. Paper packaging doesn’t, in general, reduce the number of trees worldwide. (That is more likely happening from destruction of rainforests, or increase of suburbs, or for other reasons). Paper packaging trees are the kind which grow quickly and are farmed and replanted at relatively quick rates.

Rachel

August 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Karen – I never heard of the movie, “The Happening.” I will have to check it out.

Amy – Thank you for the interesting fact!

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