Corrugated still stands up to all environmental concerns.
We look at the environmental benefits and avoiding landfill by using corrugated.
13th September 2017 —
Packaging and the environment.
- The energy used to make the packaging for food is just 10% of the energy in the total supply chain (including growing, transport, retail, freezing and cooking). In other words, the energy for all these other parts of the supply chain combined is 10 times as significant as that of other packaging
- If a household turned down its heating thermostat by 2 degrees or drove one less mile a day, it would save as much energy as it used to make the packaging for its whole year’s supply of goods
Corrugated – recycling and landfill prevention.
- With a recycling rate of over 80%, corrugated has the best UK recycling record of any packaging material
- This superb recycling rate saves an area the size of Greater London from landfill every four months
- On average corrugated boxes made in the UK already contain 76 % recycled material. Many boxes are made from 100% recycled material.
- The recycling of paper is not a new concept. The UK industry is proud of its recycling heritage that started over 100 years ago
- There is no need to send corrugated packaging to landfill. In the UK, a wide range of alternative disposal methods exist
- Incineration with energy recovery