Corrugated Boxes Quiz
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Corrugated boxes are made from a renewable resource. Which one?
A corrugated box always...
is brown in colour
has a layer (medium) to give it strength
is made from virgin material
How much of Canada’s commercial forest was actually harvested in the latest data year?
less than 0.2%
On average, how many new tree seedlings do you think are planted in Canada every minute?
What percentage of PPEC-member mills have independent third-party certification that the paper material they use to make corrugated boxes is responsibly sourced?
Most corrugated boxes manufactured in Canada are:
35% Recycled Content
65% Recycled Content
100% Recycled Content
The extraction of oil and gas (the raw materials from which plastics are derived) is responsible for more deforestation in Canada than the forest industry. How much more?
Half as much again
Seven times as much
Five times as much
Most paper fibres are recyclable. With each recycling, however, the fibres become progressively weaker until eventually they wear out and must be replaced. In theory, how many times do you think the same paper fibre can be recycled?
4 - 9 times
If corrugated boxes cannot be recycled for some reason (geographic distance from a recycling mill perhaps), what’s another good waste diversion option?
Corrugated boxes are one of the most widely recycled materials in the world, whether they are collected from the back of factories and supermarkets or from homes. What is the most recent recovery rate for old corrugated boxes in Ontario’s Blue Box program?
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