While it may seem like a good idea to recycle the boxes, it’s actually hard to do. This is due to the use of glossy varnishes and waterproof wax that give many boxes their irresistible shine. Instead, any mooncake boxes thrown into the blue recycling bins often end up in incineration plants.
Does it pain you to think of those beautiful boxes going up in flames? Trust us, it hurts us too.
So instead of throwing those boxes away, here are some ways for you to repurpose your mooncake boxes, add a touch of traditional elegance to your life and do your bit to recycle and re-use.