a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment
mk  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amazon Warehouse tour

I would be surprised if the production of a cardboard box is carbon-negative.

edit: I had to look.

Some article suggesting cardboard is worse than plastic:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/mar/31/plastics-cardboard

A site that says the CO2 emissions for cardboard generation is: 3.3 kg per kg:

http://www.greenrationbook.org.uk/resources/footprints-cardboard/

Europeans really getting into the details:

http://www.cepi.org/system/files/public/documents/publications/environment/2017/NEWcarbon%20footprint-final_1.pdf

I don't think cardboard counts as sequestration.