What to do with all of the boxes that come from Amazon?
The increase in online orders has resulted in increases in cardboard boxes. It is estimated that Amazon uses over $20 billion worth of cardboard boxes.
One possible solution is to find something to do with the boxes after they arrive. Amazon recently patented the concept of turning their boxes into toys. Possible toys include planes, rockets, and sword and shield. The boxes would come perforated, allowing them to be easily converted into a toy.
Video Spotlight: Best Toys Made of Cardboard
This post is based on the Strategic Sourceror article, Amazon Patents Cardboard Boxes That Can Be Turned Into Toys, June 28, 2019, and the YouTube video, Best Toys Made of Cardboard, by We Are the Davises, December 20, 2018. Image source: haywiremedia © 123RF.com
1. How green is this concept?
Guidance: Anytime you can gain additional uses from packing material, you are acting in a green manner. However, cardboard toys will have a short life expectancy, and most will still end up being recycled or sent to the landfill.
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