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The Importance Of Cardboard Recycling

Many different businesses can benefit from responsible waste management services such as cardboard recycling services. If you are interested in recycling your business’s waste cardboard give Recycling Services a call on 01952 204471.

Why Is Recycling Cardboard Important?

It can be difficult to go about your daily life without seeing cardboard. You see cardboard at the breakfast table, cereal boxes are made from it. You see cardboard in the office, the back of a notepad in your office is made from cardboard.

Sometimes it feels like cardboard is everywhere, so with such a seemingly abundant amount of cardboard, why do we need to recycle it? Isn’t recycling other materials such as plastic or metals more important than cardboard recycling?

According to Recycling-Guide 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used ever year. That’s a lot of cardboard! Paper and cardboard are reasonably light, just think of how much an empty cereal box weighs. Cardboard comes from trees and with the deforestation problems currently affecting our world, it is important that we all take steps to reduce the negative impact our actions have on the planet.

Deforestation And Cardboard

Cardboard is made from paper, which is made from trees. Often cardboard will be made from softwood trees with long fibres, for example pine or fir trees. Whilst sustainable forests that plant more trees than they cut down are a fantastic way of reducing our impact on the planet, there is something else that we can do. By both using sustainable sources of wood for the paper in cardboard and by recycling our cardboard and paper, we can be much more resourceful in the use of our resources. Paper and cardboard are too essential to modern life to waste. With recycling services we can get the most out of this precious resource.

Deforestation is a serious issue; wrote in their typical calculations section that 1 ton of non-recycling office paper used 24 trees. One of the main causes for deforestation harvesting timber for commercial processes, such as making paper or construction materials.

Also, deforestation is one of the largest contributors to climate change. When people think of climate change, they see the enemy as greenhouse gasses being produced by cars, power stations and factories. Whilst greenhouse gas emissions play a significant role in climate change, deforestation also has a significant role in climate change. As such, recycling paper and cardboard is very important.

What Businesses Could Utilise A Cardboard Recycling Service?

One of the best things about cardboard is that because lots of businesses use cardboard, many businesses can use a cardboard recycling service and do their bit to help the environment!

Some of the many different businesses can benefit from a cardboard recycling waste management service are:

Retail Businesses

Many retail businesses produce a lot of cardboard waste. Cardboard is very easy to recycle so this waste can be easily and efficiently managed in a responsible way. Cardboard is used in many different ways in the retail industry. It can be used to package items of clothing in a fashion retailer’s stockroom or it could be used to carry fresh produce at a grocer's shop.

With so many possible uses for cardboard at a retail establishment, it is important that you dispose of your waste cardboard in a responsible and environmentally friendly way.


Restaurants use a lot of cardboard. Some use cardboard for their menus, others have food and others items regularly delivered, many of which are delivered in cardboard boxes.

We tailor our waste management strategies to meet the needs of your business. For example if your restaurant has recently purchased new furniture and you have a lot of cardboard packaging that needs to be recycled, we can arrange for a single site visit to collect your cardboard and take it away to be recycled.

Don’t Forget The Other Types Of Waste Your Business Produces!

Also many businesses produce multiple types of waste. Some of this waste contains sensitive information. It is very important that this information does not get into the hands of a criminal. Criminals have been known to search business’s bins in search of sensitive and confidential information. If you would like to arrange for the disposal of your confidential waste, Recycling Services provides a confidential waste disposal service that disposes of your sensitive information in a responsible and legally compliant manner. We also deliver a certificate of destruction to provide evidence of your waste’s ethical destruction.

Why Should You Choose Recycling Services?

There are many different reasons why you should choose to recycle your cardboard with Recycling Services. We are a very experienced waste management business, managing over 1 million tonnes of waste and recyclables every year for some of the largest companies in the UK. Thanks to our extensive network of trustworthy suppliers we can deliver fantastic value and great standards of service.

In addition to providing cardboard recycling services, we can also provide waste management services for various other forms of waste; both non-hazardous waste and hazardous waste. Some of our waste services include:

That’s not all, Recycling Services can also help you business work towards a zero waste solution . Did you know that 80% of what we make is thrown away within 6 months of production! A zero waste solution has many benefits to your business; it can help reduce costs and has numerous environmental benefits as a zero waste business sends no waste materials to landfills.

We can help your business work towards a zero waste goal by creating a tailored waste solution designed for your business. With this tailored waste solution we can help you to maximise your business’s recycling, reduce the amount of waste that you business produces and help your business save money.

If you have any questions regarding our cardboard recycling services or any of the other waste management services available at Recycling Services, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and dedicated team.

You can contact our team by telephone by calling 01952 204471 or you can fill out our request a callback form and our team will respond as soon as possible.

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