E-commerce in 2020 has driven up demand for boxes, challenging cardboard manufacturers

The shift to e-commerce during the pandemic has driven up demand for cardboard boxes. Manufacturers are depending on consumers to recycle.

Industry News

For families stuck indoors and desperate for entertainment, cardboard boxes can transform into a makeshift playground for the kids or a refuge for the cats.Day to day, though, they have been a crucial if often overlooked link in the nation’s supply chain.

But now boxes are piling up in homes across the country because of the explosive growth in e-commerce last year. That’s left the corrugated-packaging industry dependent on consumers to recycle the products to support its financial and environmental needs.


Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


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