The Lowdown On Cardboard Boxes And Their Environmental Impact

Cardboard Boxes And Their Environmental Impact

Cardboard boxes have been in production since 1817. Since that time, they have undergone many improvements in design. However, they still function in much the same way they always did in the past. Today, we’re going to give you some information on the environmental impact of these products and hopefully explain why you should use them more often in your home.

Cardboard boxes are recyclable

Most of the cardboard boxes in circulation today have been recycled at least once. That means you are not damaging the environment in any way by using them. The damage has already been done. The best thing about these products is that they can be recycled many times before a replacement is required.

Few materials are used to create cardboard boxes

To make a ton of cardboard boxes, you need to cut down at least seventeen adult trees. However, as they can be recycled up to ten times, that amount is effectively reduced to 1.7 trees per ton. As paper-style materials go, that’s pretty amazing.

Cardboard boxes are multipurpose items

While most people think cardboard boxes are only used for storing items, they have a number of other good uses. Homeless people use them to stay warm at night, and they’re often used in place of traditional insulation when building homes these days.

That’s about all we have time for today. Even so, if you want to learn more about cardboard boxes and their environmental impact, you should take a look at the infographic attached to this post.

Catch you later!

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