Cardboard and Paper
Greenway Products & Services is committed to reducing landfill waste. Recycling one ton of cardboard can save about 9 cubic yards of space in a landfill and about 46 gallons of oil. Considering the average American uses approximately 650 pounds of paper and cardboard every year, that really adds up quickly. When we recycle we lessen the demand for new cardboard so we can conserve trees and limit the air pollution that accompanies pulp processing.
Corrugated cardboard is very popular and used to make boxes for shipping. It is comprised of corrugated fiber paper, sandwiched by sturdy sheets of cardboard. Once this cardboard has been deposited into the trash or recycling bin, it is referred to in the industry as old corrugated cardboard, or OCC.
Paperboard (also called boxboard or chipboard) is flat, stiff and often coated to give a glossy appearance. It is used for items such as cereal boxes, beverage cartons, shoeboxes and tissue boxes. Paperboard is not cardboard, but people often confuse the two.