November 15, 2016
Suzanne HilkerStaff Writer
Have you ordered anything from BestBuy.com lately? If so, you may have noticed a new message on the box encouraging you to recycle. Our boxes want to return to you carrying more joy – in the form of pizza.
Best Buy joined Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage consumers to recycle their shipping boxes in partnership with the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign. We announced the partnership this past summer and now, on America Recycles Day (November 15), and the start of the busy holiday shopping season, these boxes are arriving on doorsteps nationwide.
Best Buy ships products in these boxes from eight distribution centers and nearly 1,400 store locations. That’s millions of packages a year that, with your help, can be transformed into a lot of pizza boxes too.
Our goal is to help you live more sustainably. Already our efforts to make boxes more appropriately sized have reduced material waste. We also ensure that the cardboard we use is FSC-certified, meaning it comes from responsibly managed forests.
So do what the box says and recycle it. Don’t hold it back from its dream of being a pizza box!
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