Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about paper packaging when you shop online (Mark Sutton / IP)

According to the Fibre Box Association (FBA), the average corrugated box produced in the U.S. is made with 50% recycled content. New boxes are made from recycled boxes and trees, a renewable natural resource. FBA data shows that in 2018, 96% of the corrugated packaging produced in the U.S. was recovered and recycled. That is a significantly higher recovery rate than plastic; 91% of plastic ever created has not been recycled, according to a 2017 study by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Still, you might be asking yourself: What about the trees?

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