Amazon Prime boxes are seen in a bundle of recycled cardboard at Recology’s Recycle Central on January 4, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) – Forbes article – What A Waste: Online Retail’s Big Packaging Problem by Jon Bird
Fast Company reported about 165 billion packages are shipped in the US each year, with the cardboard used roughly equating to more than 1 billion trees. Though 90% get recycled, 10% goes to either landfill or end up in the ocean.
Pronto Home Delivery is eliminating cardboard boxes completely by using tote boxes to deliver products from local stores to customer homes. It’s our way of making a small difference to the communities we serve.