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Cardboard box's confusion?

(5 Posts)
infoman Sun 22-Mar-20 18:11:02

BBC news saying that deliveries to homes must be made in cardboard box's.
As (and I quote) card board absorbs the virus.
Can some one explain?

mumofmadboys Sun 22-Mar-20 18:22:54

I am only guessing but maybe cardboard would absorb moisture from the virus and kill it whereas plastic would not.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 22-Mar-20 18:26:09

There is a scientific article about it on line, plus other surfaces.

Can’t remember but googling it will bring it up

merlotgran Sun 22-Mar-20 18:35:12

We're lucky enough to be able to have a bonfire on our field. Up until now we've been burning the cardboard boxes from Amazon and other deliveries. We unpack them outside wearing gloves.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 22-Mar-20 18:45:31

That site was where I found that heat above 53c kills it, so I heat up my newspaper in the oven , just like another gran and it seems to work ok