Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find The Story of Stuff?

Click here. This 20 minute video is packed with info, entertaining and educational.  Helpful in understanding why reducing is better than recycling.

Story of Stuff

What's the difference between cardboard and cereal boxes?

Cereal boxes are different than cardboard under most circumstances. Cereal boxes are typically made of a material called paperboard (also known as boxboard). Cardboard is much easier to recycle because it usually doesn’t go through as many manufacturing steps as paperboard does. This means that it can be bundled together, shredded, and mixed with water to make new cardboard fiber. Paperboard, on the other hand, goes through a much more complicated recycling process to remove foil or a wax liner that has to be separated out from the paper fibers.  This is why paperboard is distinguished from cardboard.