An employee transports a giant reel of paper at the carboard box manufacturing company DS Smith Packaging Atlantique in La Chevroliere, France. Photo: Reuters
An employee transports a giant reel of paper at the carboard box manufacturing company DS Smith Packaging Atlantique in La Chevroliere, France. Photo: Reuters
Trade

Why the falling use of cardboard boxes is a bad sign for the global economy

  • North American companies that make the raw material for corrugated boxes shut down nearly 1 million tons of capacity in the third quarter
  • WestRock and Packaging Corporation of America have announced mill closures or idled machines amid falling demand

An employee transports a giant reel of paper at the carboard box manufacturing company DS Smith Packaging Atlantique in La Chevroliere, France. Photo: Reuters
An employee transports a giant reel of paper at the carboard box manufacturing company DS Smith Packaging Atlantique in La Chevroliere, France. Photo: Reuters
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