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I stopped feeling that way when I hauled another load of boxes out to the recycling bin the other day.

Oh, I recycle them, but Prime encouraged me to make individual purchases of what were often tiny items. So, I knew I was using way more box than I ought.

Remember, recycling is not perfect. It takes energy, and unlike metals and glass, often the recycled material cannot be reused the same way. As a raw material, it has degraded in quality and utility.


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