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4 ways to reuse or recycle your Amazon boxes

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Do you have Amazon boxes piling up from the Black Friday sale? Here are a few ideas for putting that cardboard to good use.
4 ways to reuse or recycle your Amazon boxes
Get crafty
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Get crafty
  • Get crafty
  • Give boxes new life by giving them away
  • Save and ship them
  • Recycle them
Do you have Amazon boxes piling up from the Black Friday sale? Here are a few ideas for putting that cardboard to good use.
  • 1.
    Get crafty

    If you have a crafty side, Amazon boxes can be upcycled into fun decorating projects like bookcases, wall art, or planters. Kids can also reuse them for art projects or playtime activities.

    When you’re done with your projects, you also can use Amazon boxes to store your craft supplies. Amazon boxes are sturdy and well-built, so they’re great for storing things like books, toys, and even clothing.

    Using an Amazon box to hold household items, arts and crafts
  • 2.
    Give boxes new life by giving them away

    Ask your friends, family, or neighbours if they need boxes. If you know anyone who is moving, they might appreciate the offer.

    Amazon’s ‘Ships in Product Packaging’ program allows for lighter, more sustainable shipments, and is easy to take part in.

  • 3.
    Save and ship them

    Save the boxes for your own shipping. Many boxes will stack inside others, so you can store them until you have to send your own gifts to loved ones far away.

    Ways to save and ship your Amazon boxes
  • 4.
    Recycle them

    Amazon boxes are recyclable, including the paper material used to protect goods during shipping on orders shipped from our fulfilment centres.

    Ways to recycle your Amazon box
  • 4 ways to reuse or recycle your Amazon boxes
  • 1
    Get crafty
  • 2
    Give boxes new life by giving them away
  • 3
    Save and ship them
  • 4
    Recycle them