Mooncake boxes can be difficult to recycle due to the laminate that makes the boxes glossy.
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Recycle as Paper
IF the box is made of cardboard and IF it “plain” (not laminated, no foil or gold stamping), the mooncake box can be recycle as you would other paper product.
When recycling, remove any plastic lining and flatten the box.
Freecycle / Give Away
Some people collect and reuse these boxes. Consider offering them to others through online platforms.
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Online Freecycle Groups
Because these boxes mostly cannot be recycled, most end up in the trash.