Waste Reduction and Management
Recycle Paper & Cardboard

What Is It?

A major part of waste consists of paper goods and cardboard products. By recycling these paper and cardboard products, waste can be diverted from the landfill and reused to make other paper goods. Paper and cardboard have “seven generations” of recycling, meaning that they can be recycled seven times before the fibers become too short to be reused.


Paper and Cardboard can take years to break down in a landfill, but by recycling one ton of paper and cardboard annually, 54 million and 6.6 million Btus of energy can be saved, respectively. By recycling papers and cardboard, a business not only helps reduce the number of trees needed to be cut down, but also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions for years to come.

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Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • A Better City
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • Bella Luna
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Private Bank
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • CB Richard Elllis
  • The Chiofaro Company
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Community Servings
  • Crittenton Women’s Union
  • Dana-Farber
  • Epiphany School
  • Equity
  • ERG
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Forest City
  • Friends of Post Office Square
  • Gillette
  • HNTB
  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial
  • KC Real Estate Management
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Meister Consultants
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Peabody Office Furniture
  • Putnam Investments
  • Reggae On The Grill
  • Roxbury Multi Service Center
  • Save that Stuff
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Synergy
  • TD Garden
  • TRO Jung|Brannen
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Turner Construction
  • Veolia
  • West On Center
  • WilmerHale
  • Zoo New England

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