Messages scrawled in permanent marker, stickers that are impossible to fully remove, sticky tape residue and dents: during transit, cardboard shipping boxes receive all of these blemishes and more. And while reusing the same box might be the greenest choice, many companies don’t want to send their products in boxes that are obviously used.
A new kind of corrugated cardboard shipping box might change that stance. The Globe Guard Reusable Box is made to easily and quickly turn inside out for a like-new look using a perforated side and adhesive strip. Inventor Dennis Salazar says this design could save companies money and cut waste.
“Our design enables the clean inside of the box to quickly and easily become the new outside, at least doubling the box’s life cycle. Essentially, the Reusable Box does the job of two boxes, possibly more.”