Our shipping boxes will soon talk – here’s what they’ll tell you

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July 6, 2016

Suzanne HilkerStaff Writer

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When you toss those cans or boxes into the recycling bin, do you ever wonder what happens to them? We do. At Best Buy, reducing waste is key to our sustainability commitment, and we want to help our customers live more sustainably, too.

That’s why we’re joining Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle the shipping boxes they receive from us. As part of the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign, we’re printing a new moniker on the boxes containing your .com order. The boxes literally “tell” you they want to be a pizza box, a new life these containers can enjoy when they’re recycled.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. produces approximately 254 million tons of trash each year, but recycles and composts only 87 million tons of this material. That’s a lot of waste that we can all help reduce.

Just think, the box that brings your new TV may come back to you with your pizza delivery for movie night.