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Recycled Cardboard Quiz

Recycled Cardboard Quiz

Raccoon - Carlos Cardboard

Hello. My name is Carlos. Carlos Cardboard. There is nothing in the world I love more than cardboard. I simply cannot get enough of it. And even though I love it so, I love recycling it even more. Which admittedly is ironic, but whatever. If you love recycling as much as I do, this test will prove that the rules for recycling cardboard are quite simple.

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Question 1

Flattening cardboard is a terrible idea because it mars the otherwise perfect beauty of a well-formed cardboard box.


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Answer: False

Flattening cardboard is a great idea. It increases the efficiency of the recycling process for you, the recycling hauler and the recycling center.

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Question 2

Stickers or labels must be removed from cardboard prior to recycling.


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Incorrect

Answer: D

Stickers or labels are fine.

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Question 3

Pizza boxes can be recycled. Even the ones with grease and bits of tasty cheese still stuck to them.


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Incorrect

Answer: False

Cardboard or pizza boxes with food residue or grease stains must not be recycled. You can always rip off the clean top and recycle it.

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Question 4

Which of the following statements is true about refrigerated food packaging, like frozen food boxes?




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Incorrect

Answer: C

It’s not impossible to recycle refrigerated food packaging. Check with your local service provider to learn if you can recycle it in your community.

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Question 5

What’s the best thing to do with cardboard juice and milk cartons?





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Incorrect

Answer: D

Check with your local provider to make sure it accepts them. You don’t need to worry about flattening them.

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Question 6

Which of the following shipping boxes are recyclable?




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Incorrect

Answer: D

All of the above. But make sure those boxes are flattened, and try to remove that tape if you can.

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Question 7

Items kept in boxes that DO NOT require refrigeration – like cereal boxes – should NOT be recycled.


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Incorrect

Answer: False

Paperboard or boxboard – breakfast cereal, cracker boxes, tissue boxes, etc. – should always be recycled, unless the food required refrigeration. Refer back to question 4. (That was a pretty confusing question. Sorry about that. But hey, it IS a quiz. – Sincerely, Carlos)

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