Gone are the days when cardboard boxes were put to use in a variety of non-cardboardy ways. Or are they? Not if the latest attempt of the South Korean multimedia giant Samsung to save the planet is anything to go by.
Reports 9gag, cardboard used by the company to package items is now designed to be reused in a variety of ways.
Kangwook Chun, Samsung's Executive Vice President, told 9gag, customers can fashion the cardboard into magazine racks, shelves and even cat houses by following instructions accessed by a QR code printed on the box.
Cat houses and the environment
The company has come up with a way to manipulate the cardboard during manufacture. The method results in easy cutting and modelling of the cardboard, enabling customers to fashion items without too much bother.
Of the reason for the change, Samsung claims it is all part of a move to reduce wastage and environmental damage by encouraging reuse.
So, next time you buy a Samsung product - and if it is big enough - make sure you try to make your cat a home before adding the box to the rest of the recycling rubbish!