paperboard

noun
pa·​per·​board | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce paperboard (audio) \

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Examples of paperboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Easy on the planet, but a powerful match for body odor, this refillable antiperspirant eliminates the single-use plastic for packaging, as its container is made from more eco-friendly paperboard. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Sep. 2021 Michelina’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, produced April 22, comes in an 8.5-ounce paperboard tray with lid package. Marc Bona, cleveland, 18 June 2021 For example, french fry containers — aptly called Frypods — are being made with a new recyclable paperboard. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 4 May 2021 Paper, including newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard, cereal boxes, pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 20 May 2021 Approximately 26% of waste dumped in landfill sites is discarded paper and paperboard, according to The World Counts. Eugene Xiong, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Cardboard is more biodegradable than plastic packaging, but its production is linked to deforestation and heavy chemical use by paperboard mills. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2020 Cardboard is more biodegradable than plastic packaging, but its production is linked to deforestation and heavy chemical use by paperboard mills. Hannah Denham, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Dec. 2020 Plus, the boxes are made from 100% recycled paperboard and use a thin outer plastic for freshness to reduce material needs. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of paperboard

1549, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paperboard was in 1549

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15 Sep 2021

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“Paperboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paperboard. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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