Help Save the Environment with Corrugated Containers

Everyone wants to save the environment. Luckily, everyone can. If everyone does their part, the net positives that everyone provides the environment will add up, resulting in a massive positive impact on our Earth. This means using renewable and recyclable resources that are energy-efficient to create, use, and replace. These are three of the main reasons why the packaging and shipping industries love using cardboard.

The environment is a large thing to comprehend. After all, it encompasses the Earth. As such, it can be difficult to conceive of the possibility that just one person can make a difference. However, one person can. When a group of people, or even a nation, come together to recycle and be environmentally-conscious, this group and this nation are just a bunch of individuals who came together for a common purpose.

Everyone and anyone can make a difference, in every way. One popular way to help the environment, which many entrepreneurs and small businesses use and endorse, is to pursue the use of corrugated containers to store and to ship products to customers.

Cardboard is an excellent packaging material to house your products. Cardboard is strong, tough, environmentally-friendly, recyclable, renewable, and affordable to create and replace. Compared to other forms of packaging, it is environmentally-conscious and does not leave as much of a negative environment impact like styrofoam would, for instance. If you want to help the environment and save the world, you should start using more cardboard as a packaging material in your small business or next entrepreneurial endeavor.

The Value of Recycling

Instead of remaining untouched in a landfill, corrugated containers break down because they are made from tree byproducts. The materials return to the Earth and are broken down by all manner of insects. The biodegradable factor of cardboard means that, even if a container is thrown out and not recycled to make another container, it avoids having a negative impact on the Earth. Cardboard is simply re-absorbed into the Earth.

The Value of Renewable Resources

Recycling is nice but its value really lies in the use of renewable resources. Everything that is recycled takes energy and has a material cost involved. Some products may not be worth the effort to recycle if you take into account the net negative impact doing so will have on the environment. Luckily, being made of renewable resources, cardboard containers are renewable.

In fact, many logging companies practice conservation and often plant more new trees than they uproot in the same log harvesting area, allowing for sustainable tree harvesting practices and ensuring that trees are not removed from the local ecosystem and protecting their future logging interests.

Protecting Your Products

Beyond being made of a recyclable, renewable product, these containers are also really strong and tough, protecting your products from wear and tear. The simple fact that such containers do a great job protecting products means that the container will be replaced less than containers made of flimsier or weaker materials.

The fact that less containers are used when fulfilling orders is a net positive for the environment. As a result, you will order less containers and you will be able to use all the ones you buy. Business owners with flimsier containers often find themselves ordering replacements, which has an environmental cost because these owners need to ship and use more containers than is necessary.

For the best, most environmentally-friendly containers, choose corrugated containers from Brown Packaging. Brown services entrepreneurs and small businesses in and around Burlington, The Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, and the GTA. For more benefits on using containers to ship your products, please visit us in-store or online at our website today.