Being a cheap material, plastic is often preferred to other types of material as most of business decisions depend on budget and profit. Plastic in packaging has indeed been a major driver of overall plastic production. The material is used for almost everything, from medicine packs to cream jars, way more than we think. Sadly, as we all know, much of what isn’t recovered for recycling eventually ends up in the world’s oceans, where it will remain for centuries.
Fortunately, there is a responsible and proven alternative to it: the familiar corrugated box perpetually excels as the world’s most renewable packaging option, a recycling success story that just keeps getting better.
Corrugated containers protect even the most delicate contents thanks to a combination of attributes (in cushioning, thermal protection and stackable rigidity) of an ingenious design built upon the structural properties of curved arches or flutes that make up the inner layer of a corrugated board. Recent innovations in printing and cutting technologies make it possible to elevate corrugated packaging for communicating brand identity and product information. Corrugated is more relevant today than ever before.
Moreover, when it comes to eco-friendly shipping options, corrugated can’t be beaten. Its raw materials are renewably sourced from a combination of recycled paper fiber and trees. As the most recovered packaging material in use today, cardboard boxes are recycled 7-10 times on average, and the fiber obtained during the process is used to make new boxes and other paper products. Finally, when it can no longer be recycled, corrugated biodegrades quickly and safely into natural materials, and is even compostable!
However, the positive environmental impacts don’t end here. Even though we need to deforest to create it, there are no costs associated with returning empty containers for reuse since corrugated is readily recyclable. Also, the material properties of corrugated naturally inhibit bacterial growth, making it a cleaner choice without requiring additional energy expenditure for sanitizing.
In recent years, paper mills have even shifted their primary fuel sources away from oil and coal to cleaner natural gas, which today comprises 75% of the mills’ total fuel mix.
At once both trusted and innovative, responsible and efficient, economical and completely customized – when it comes to packaging options that can meet any challenge while truly delivering on sustainability – corrugated is the natural choice!
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