Smart choices today give the future a great start.
Making smart, responsible choices means having a vision for the future. That includes the life cycle of your packaging. In 2006, the average corrugated box consisted of 43 percent recycled fiber.
We continue to set recovery goals and find new ways to minimize waste. That's the smart choice for everyone.
Corrugated is the single most recycled packaging material: 85.1 percent of corrugated produced in 2010 was recovered for recycling, and almost all of that material was recycled into new products.
Recycling corrugated helps decrease solid waste disposal in landfills. It also provides fiber that is reused to make new corrugated, so we can use less new, raw material. Recycling corrugated even earns revenue for the end-user, because that recovered material (called "OCC," for "old corrugated containers") is valuable to paper mills and manufacturers of new corrugated.