Are you aware of the consequences that arise from not breaking down your cardboard for disposal? In this blog post, we've assembled a helpful resource that details why 'breaking it down' is important, how properly doing so could create a revenue source for businesses, as well as the best practices to leverage for your cardboard waste.
In the United States and the EU alone, around 80 percent of all products sold are packaged in cardboard. However, a shocking 850 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are thrown away and end up in landfills across the United States annually. Moreover, if you’re measuring this material estimate during the holiday season, the total amount of cardboard waste generated increases by more than 25% of the normal average. Even more shocking is the EPA’s recent estimate that states paper and cardboard materials represent the largest component of municipal solid waste. Why does this matter? If you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you generate a lot of cardboard waste—from office supplies to shipping and logistics, or recurring Amazon deliveries—it’s unavoidable. And if you aren’t disposing of your cardboard properly, like the majority of folks who add this material to their trash heap, you’re missing an opportunity to not only be more environmentally friendly but also save money on your waste bill. In this blog post, we share a quick and helpful resource that details why 'breaking it down' is important, how properly doing so could add green to your organization’s bottom line, as well as the best practices to leverage to better dispose of your business’s cardboard waste.read more