eBay distributing reusable corrugated cardboard boxes to certain merchants

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eBay distributing reusable corrugated cardboard boxes to certain merchants

September 09, 2010 - 10:01
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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2010 (RISI) -Online auction site eBay Inc. has begun distributing about 100,000 reusable boxes made from 100% FSC-certified corrugated cardboard to merchants that belong to its eBay Green Team.

The box is constructed of 100% FSC-certified and recycled material, is marked with water-based inks, and requires less tape than other shipping materials.

The eBay Box program was among five winning ideas to emerge from the annual Innovation Expo, eBay held earlier this year. The idea that kickstarted the Box was to create a "simple, green shipping" method, and the result is the latest effort in the Green Team's work to green eBay's operations, the company said.

Prior to the unveiling of The Box, eBay worked with MBDC and the US Postal Service to develop a Cradle to Cradle-certified shipping box.