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Give Back Box New Use for Old Boxes

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How many empty cardboard boxes do you have in your home? If you shop online, the answer is probably quite a few. But what if you had a way to take all of those boxes and do some good with them? That’s what Monika Wiela thought about when she decided to launch her charitable startup, Give Back Box.

Here's how it works: Online shoppers can use their cardboard shipping boxes to send some of their unwanted goods to secondhand charity organizations. It allows them to clear space in their homes, donate some unwanted items to worthy causes, and recycle. Monika tried out the concept with her own online retail shop and 13% of customers used their boxes to send unwanted goods to charity.

Now, Give Back Box has partnerships with other online retailers like Newegg and Overstock. The company also allows other online shoppers to print out shipping labels from its website so they can use boxes from other retailers in the same way.



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