Recyclability of Cardboard Packaging

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Cardboard is a popular and heavy-duty packaging material known for its durability. These boxes are prefabricated for packing items such as glass wine bottles. Cardboard boxes secure the contents adequately and can be reused or recycled by the recipient. Such cartons prove helpful, especially when bottles require storage or transportation. Cardboard is also recyclable, leading to a minimal impact on the environment.

Why Recycle Cardboard?

Shipping items results in a lot of cardboard boxes to dispose. As a business, it should be a part of your corporate social responsibility to reuse and recycle cardboard. It helps save landfill space, reduces environmental degradation, fewer trees are cut to make new cardboard boxes, and promotes green packaging solutions. Besides, it also minimizes the amount of energy utilized during the production process. Recycling requires 50% less energy and 90% less water to make new cardboard pieces. Also, since cardboard is biodegradable, it emits significantly fewer harmful gases.

How It Works

It starts with collecting the waste cardboard from designated collection points. Once that is done, the accumulated material reaches recycling facilities. Then, sorting is done by categorizing cardboard into Corrugated Boxes and Boxboards. This is important for paper mills that manufacture materials depending on the materials recovered. After sorting, cardboard is shredded to obtain fine fibers, which are then mixed in water and other necessary chemicals for pulping. The pulp is comprehensively filtered to eliminate impurities like glue, strings, staples, etc. Next, a floatation device helps de-ink and clean the pulp further. The purified pulp is blended with newer production pulp and put to dry. After that, excess water is removed, facilitating the formation of solid sheets that are finally glued together to make recycled cardboard pieces.

Cardboard Packaging Is Sustainable

Today, big and small businesses recycle cardboard to lower their waste disposal expenses and save the planet. If the cardboard isn’t recycled, it might end up in a landfill, releasing a lot of methane gas into the environment and unnecessarily contributing to space and global warming. Recycling is an excellent way to keep the planet green and clean. It ultimately helps reduce environmental pollution and conserve natural resources.

Cardboard Is the Choice of Material at Custom Wine Packaging

When it comes to shipping wine, cardboard is superior to many other packaging alternatives. It’s an ethical, safe, and responsible choice for shipping wine supplies. So, if you are ready to make a conscious selection, go for recycled cardboard packaging from Custom Wine Packaging. Not only do we offer standard packaging options, but we can also provide custom designs to suit your branding efforts. Call us at (817) 442-2116 to explore your environment-friendly packaging possibilities.