This spring, COVID-19 drove the cardboard (OCC) market up initially, due to production shut downs overseas and domestically. As production has come back online, both here and abroad, the domestic market softened substantially, reducing rebate values back to previous levels. With China’s National Sword Policy reducing available export outlets, effective training on source separation and contamination, as well as warehouse collection system optimization is increasingly vital to maximizing value return for sustainability programs.
Having trouble implementing an effective cardboard recycling program? Looking for unique ways to improve your diversion?
Link International can help maximize your cardboard recycling through our sustainability programs.
Cardboard — also called OCC, corrugated, or boxes — is everywhere! So, what happens when it’s hauled away?
Check out this info-graphic, which explains where cardboard from our clients goes:
As the most prevalent commodity in retail, distribution and manufacturing, cardboard is a great place to start. But, to get to #ZeroLandfill, visibility of all waste streams is integral. Link can help maximize your management of all commodities, providing transparent reporting and support every step of the way.
We can help manage the following, in addition to cardboard: