Cardboard Vs Plastic
We are now more aware than ever before regarding the damage that plastic waste is doing to our planet. Back in early 2018, the government announced its plan to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste. This means that consumers are now more aware of what type of packaging they buy, but more importantly, businesses are now more accountable for their waste and the packaging that they supply to consumers. Essex Tubes are fully aware of the facts regarding cardboard vs plastic.
The truth about plastic packaging waste
Only forty-five per cent of plastic packaging is recycled here in the UK, meaning that more than half of plastic waste ends up in a landfill. This is in direct contrast to the eighty-two per cent of all cardboard waste being recycled. When comparing these two startling figures it would seem that in the debate of cardboard vs plastic, cardboard is the obvious choice to use as your packaging material. Some may argue that reusable plastic is also an option, but this type of plastic will ultimately end up in a landfill and all plastic takes up to around 450 years to fully degrade.
Cardboard vs plastic for your business
Cardboard is a versatile material that can be used in a wide range of packing materials. Cardboard boxes are an obvious example, as they are strong and easy to construct. However, paper and cardboard can also be used to create packets, storage envelopes, and eco-friendly cardboard tubes for storing a range of products. Cardboard is strong, durable and will protect its contents while in transit. This is good news for any business as it will keep customers happy and will reduce unwanted returns due to damaged goods.
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Consumers can reuse cardboard
We are all now encouraged to reuse items and packaging in our home. Cardboard is a wonderful material for reusing in your home. Cardboard boxes can be used for storing magazines, books or paperwork. Cardboard tubes can be used for storing all kinds of things, such as posters, letters, pens and stationery.
Here at Essex Tubes, we are committed to helping reduce the amount of plastic that is found in landfill, by creating eco-friendly cardboard tubes. We provide businesses with industrial cardboard tubes and mailing tubes. To find out more about how we can help your business be more environmentally friendly by ditching plastic packaging, then please do get in touch with us today.