Consumers wrestle with deluge of cardboard boxes from delivery services, online shopping


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  • Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

Eric Webster, 33, comes to recycle the boxes from Amazon on March 4, 2017 in Maple Grove, Minn. (Xavier Wang/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

MINNEAPOLIS: The digital age has unleashed a torrent of cardboard boxes bound for homes as shoppers have everything from diapers to dinner ingredients shipped to their doorsteps. 

Boxes are piling up in basements and garages, filling apartment building mailrooms and spilling out of overstuffed recycling bins. And they just keep coming – sometimes several a day. 

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