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Cardboard Craft Ideas For DIY Home Decor

Creating beautiful home decor doesn’t have to be expensive or harmful to the environment. By using cardboard tubes, you can craft a variety of stylish and functional items for every room in your house. This eco-friendly and sustainable approach to DIY home decor not only saves money but also promotes creative upcycling. In this blog […]

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What To Do With Large Cardboard Tubes

Large cardboard tubes, often overlooked and discarded after serving their primary purpose, can be a valuable resource for creative individuals looking to add a touch of innovation to their lives.  From sustainability to DIY projects, these cylindrical wonders have many uses that extend far beyond their initial packaging role. In our latest blog post, we

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Unlocking Creativity and Learning With Cardboard Tubes

Often overlooked in their simplicity, cardboard tubes are versatile educational tools that can unlock a world of creativity and learning for children.  Beyond their primary role in packaging, these cylindrical wonders can become essential components in hands-on, engaging lessons.  This comprehensive exploration examines various educational activities where cardboard tubes take centre stage, providing parents and

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Is Cardboard Truly Biodegradable? – Unpacking the Environmental Impact of cardboard tubes and boxes

In a time when global conversations are centred around environmental awareness, individuals are more inclined to closely examine the components that constitute the products incorporated into their daily lives. Among the materials under scrutiny is cardboard, a ubiquitous packaging in everything from online deliveries to grocery store shelves. The burning question on many environmentally conscious

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How Long Does It Take For Cardboard To Decompose?

Cardboard is a ubiquitous material in our daily lives. We encounter it through packaging, boxes, and various paper products. It’s lightweight, versatile, and relatively easy to recycle, making it an eco-friendly choice for packaging. However, when it comes to the environmental impact of cardboard, one crucial question often arises: how long does it take for

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Eco-Friendly vs. Sustainability

In a world where environmental concerns have taken centre stage, terms like “eco-friendly” and “sustainable” are frequently used.  They sound similar and often get used interchangeably, but they represent two distinct approaches to addressing our environmental impact and making responsible choices.  Let’s delve into the key differences between these terms to make more informed decisions

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How To Encourage STEM Education With Cardboard Tubes

Finding innovative ways to engage young minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is paramount in education. The most effective methods often involve combining practical, hands-on experiences with creative thinking. The humble cardboard tube is one unexpected yet remarkably versatile tool that has emerged as a hidden gem in this endeavour. Commonly dismissed as

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The Ultimate Guide On How To Get Rid Of Cardboard Responsibly

When cardboard is not disposed of properly, it often ends up in landfills, where decomposition can take from 3 months up to several years. In the meantime, it lets off a harmful liquid that contaminates soil and water, posing risks to the ecosystem and human health.  In a world where environmental awareness is crucial, understanding

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Sustainable Cardboard: Expectations vs. Reality. 

In this article, we hope to indulge you in the strengths and limitations, expectations and challenges, environmental impacts, and advancements and opportunities ahead when working with sustainable cardboard. We want to educate you on the differences between plastic packaging and cardboard packaging as we evolve today with sustainable sourcing. The Sustainable Cardboard Packaging Promise Plastic

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Achieve Complete Cardboard Sustainability and Save Money with These Tips Now

When it comes down to the topic of cardboard sustainability, there are so many questions relating to this subject. At Essex Tubes, we’re about to cover some common questions such as “Is cardboard sustainable?” “What is the difference between recycling cardboard and sustainable cardboard?” and even “What are cardboard alternatives?”. We decided to give you

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Using Cardboard Tubes To Make Cardboard Plant Pots

There are many uses for cardboard tubes from packaging to being used in manufacturing or even in the entertainment industry as props, but did you know you can also reuse them to make cardboard plant pots. This is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic / ceramic pots.  As spring is vastly approaching, gardening enthusiasts will

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Cardboard Piling Tubes vs Plastic Piling Tubes: What’s better?

Large buildings and structures are the hallmark of modern civilisation but certainly aren’t easy to make. They all have to start somewhere, and for many projects, that means piling and deep foundation. This article will discuss support cylinder concrete pouring and the tubes that make it possible. What are Piling Tubes? Pilling tubes are basically

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Why Sustainable Packaging Matters And What You Can Do To Support It

Sustainable Packaging: Why It Matters To some, sustainable packaging comes off as more of a buzzword than anything else. Most people support the concept of protecting the planet but associate this particular way of going about it with false advertising and inaccessible products. And that is – to an extent – reasonable. Tons of companies

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How Cardboard Products Are Used In The Entertainment Industry

Cardboard is a notoriously versatile material – from boxes and packaging to toilet paper tubes, cartons, crafting supplies and more, you can find it in practically every facet of everyday life. One application where it’s particularly useful is in the entertainment industry. While you may not have realized it, cardboard is a key player in

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The Best Ways to Use Cardboard Tubes During the Holiday Season

The festive period is well and truly underway and the mad rush to gather presents for friends and family has begun. This is followed by the challenge of wrapping them all in time for Christmas, around getting everything else sorted. Once this time has passed it can be hard to know what to do with

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