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


Wide-ranging consequences: A man recycling boxes from Amazon in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The onslaught of boxes is changing recycling and traffic patterns, inspiring thieves and even forcing changes in building design. — Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

Wide-ranging consequences: A man recycling boxes from Amazon in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The onslaught of boxes is changing recycling and traffic patterns, inspiring thieves and even forcing changes in building design. — 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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