Amazon boxes a holiday gift for paper mills

A worker delivers a pile of boxes, mostly from Amazon, in the Soho neighborhood of New York. Richard B. Levine/Newscom

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U.S. paper mills hope to take advantage of the "Amazon effect" this holiday season and recycle a glut of used cardboard boxes into new paper products.

After the decline of newsprint, the rise of e-commerce is helping American paper mills transition to containerboard, or cardboard, because behemoths like Amazon.com Inc. are driving up demand.

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Source: E&E News

 

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