Understanding Corrugated Boxes: Dispelling Industry Myths

In today’s blog post, we wanted to take the time to dispel some of the common myths that people have about corrugated boxes and the industry as a whole. Many people buy into these false myths, with little proof, based on the false and often fact-less beliefs of other individuals. Brown Packaging is a dedicated box company that specializes in corrugated boxes and related services.

Deforestation and Corrugated Boxes

First, many people belief that the creation of corrugated boxes leads to excessive deforestation. In fact, this is untrue. Almost all corrugated boxes, made within Canada, are the product of recycled materials. Ontario has very strong recycling programs that are dedicated to the overall reduction of waste. Corrugated boxes are highly recyclable and most individuals will take the time to ensure that they are properly recycled.

In addition to recycling programs, the pulp and paper industry is also tasked by the government of Canada and various provincial legislations to regenerate forests through tree planting initiatives. An estimated 1.46 million seedlings are planed per day.

Of all deforestation in Canada, the paper industry accounts for a miniscule number, while the agricultural industry accounts for 41% of all deforestation, the oil and gas industry for 24%, and the construction of roads, infrastructure, golf courses, and more for 12%.

What about wax corrugated boxes? Well, in most cases, wax corrugated boxes are difficult to recycle, but programs have been created which allow the boxes to be recycled through a special re-pulp program, compost, or to be recycled into fire logs.

Corrugated boxes are not wasteful. In essence, these boxes embody the positive effects of recycling, an initiative which Brown Packaging supports. If you have any questions about our company or our policies, please feel free to call us. We are located in Burlington, Ontario, but we provide our services to clients throughout the GTA and the Golden Horseshoe.