How can you tell if cardboard is waxed?
In respect to this, what is waxed cardboard used for?
Waxed Cardboard Usage Waxed cardboards have numerous applications in the packaging industry. Waxed cardboards are used to pack juice, milk, soup, broth, and wine. They are also designed for hot beverages such as disposable cups used in coffee businesses. Fast food outlets use them as well.
Also know, is waxed cardboard biodegradable?
Waxed cardboard boxes are commonly used for transporting fresh produce, unfortunately due to food contamination these boxes are generally only used once before being disposed of in landfill. However in landfill waxed cardboard does not biodegrade and can produce methane a powerful green house gas.
Waxed Cardboard If you take your nail and run it along the cardboard and wax comes off, the item cannot be recycled. These containers typically are smooth and shiny. Examples of waxed cardboard items are ice cream cartons and milk or juice boxes.