Commerce: Trade Maker

Cardboard production grows at a faster rate than the world's GDP

Let's celebrate a great enabler of global trade. No, not the Internet but rather a humble yeoman of commerce without which the Internet would be all ordering and no delivery. We are talking about the corrugated container, better known as the cardboard box. How could we even connect to the Internet without the cardboard boxes that brought us our computers? And how would those myriad goods we order reach us without cardboard boxes? Although e-commerce accounts for only a fraction of cardboard-box sales, it is a very fast-growing fraction and likely a big part of cardboard's future. The reason is plain:...

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