Video: Can I Recycle That? Cardboard

Yes! Learn more by watching this video.

Video: Can I Recycle That? Cardboard


Can you recycle cardboard boxes and packaging? Short answer: yes. Learn how to recycle your cardboard by watching this video!


How to Recycle Cardboard


Cardboard is super recyclable. It’s a good thing, because cardboard boxes are quickly multiplying on doorsteps around the world. So how can you help an old box become a new box?


Step One: Make sure it’s empty and free of any other protective packaging. Most of those protective materials (bubble wrap, foam, plastic air pillows) aren’t recyclable, but you can get creative with reusing them around your home or office.


Step Two: Flatten the cardboard box. It will take up less space in your bin and be easier to recycle. Inks, dyes, labels, tape, staples, and glue on cardboard are usually fine for recycling. If there isn’t too much, it will be separated during the process. If there is a lot, it’s best to remove it.


This is the cardboard box two-step: empty, flatten, repeat! That’s it!


More Recycling Resources


Once you’ve watched the video, check out these fun activities and lessons.


Lesson Plan: Fundamentals of Waste

Help high school students understand why waste management is a critical issue for a sustainable future. This lesson takes about an hour to complete.


Lesson Plan: Something From Nothing & the 3 Rs

This one is for the younger crowd. They’ll learn a new and exciting way to limit the amount of waste they produce by reusing it for something completely different!


Free Digital Slideshow: The Ins and Outs of Recycling

Getting ready to talk to your students about recycling? Need to lead a meeting about bringing recycling to your school? You’ll love this free recycling slideshow! It’s available in PowerPoint or Prezi.


Lesson Plan: The Life Cycle of Recycling

Have you ever considered what happens to an aluminum can after you drop it into the recycling bin? In this science and language arts lesson, students explore the life cycle of recycling.

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