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wasoxygen  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amazon Warehouse tour

My last watch battery order came in a padded envelope. Perhaps the packer was out of envelopes and used the nearest substitute. If shipping is priced by weight it not make much difference.

I wonder if the added cardboard going to the landfill, now that many municipalities have given up on recycling, represents a net positive for carbon sequestration.

mk  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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:


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


Europeans really getting into the details:


I don't think cardboard counts as sequestration.