Environmental Advantages of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

When it comes to choosing packaging solutions, businesses must consider the environmental impact of the materials they use. Eco-friendly options are in high demand from consumers and companies alike. With a plethora of options on the market, it can be difficult to know which choice is best. Keeping ethical shopping and sustainability in mind, let's explore how corrugated cardboard boxes provide the ultimate solution — and what Custom Boxes Now is doing to help.

Four Ways Choosing Corrugated Cardboard Can Help the Environment

Choosing corrugated cardboard boxes for your packaging and shipping needs leads to a host of business benefits. Reduced costs, improved product safety and enhanced customization often top the list. But did you know that turning to custom recycled cardboard boxes can make a major environmental difference? Plus, upping your sustainability efforts will leave a positive mark on the planet while improving your brand image and customer experience.
Custom Boxes Now is proud to go green through our emphasis on recycled cardboard materials. Here's how your business can join us in improving sustainability through corrugated packaging solutions.

1. Corrugated Packaging Is Recyclable

Corrugated boxes are primarily made from recycled paper and can be recycled again once they serve their shipping, storage or display purpose. At Custom Boxes Now, corrugated cardboard packaging is 100% recyclable, making it among the greenest packaging solutions available.

Choosing recyclable packaging materials contributes to several eco-friendly effects, including:

Preventing deforestation
Reducing greenhouses gases
Saving space in landfills
Conserving water

2. Corrugated Boxes Are Renewable

Corrugated packaging is made from a variety of natural resources, such as wood chips, paper pulp and pine timber. These natural origins ensure that your corrugated cardboard will come from a renewable, sustainable resource instead of leaving a heavy carbon footprint.

3. Corrugated Packaging Can Conserve Energy

Recycling cardboard takes only about 75% of the energy needed to create new cardboard. Custom Boxes Now uses a high percentage of post-consumer waste to construct our boxes, cutting down on the need for new materials.

4. Corrugated Packaging Reduces Material Waste

Opting for custom recycled boxes, whether small or large, ensures you can tailor the size to best fit your product. Transporting products in accurately sized boxes helps cut down on material waste, improving your sustainability efforts over time.
Choosing custom-fit packaging will also help your company reduce its carbon emissions from shipping and transportation. Transporting a larger number of packages in a smaller number of vehicles can lead to vastly more efficient distribution — and an incredible reduction in your carbon footprint.

Custom Boxes Now Green by Design Approach

Our "Green by Design" approach focuses on designing every component of our corrugated boxes in an environmentally responsible manner--from the types and amount of materials used, to the processes employed in production, to the methods of transport and shipping.

Recycled Boxes

Our brown (kraft) corrugated boxes are 60% to 95% post-consumer waste, while white corrugated boxes are 30% to 70% post-consumer waste.

Recyclable Boxes

Even better news: the boxes we produce are 100% recyclable. This is a great aspect to promote to your end-customers right on the shipping boxes or in promotional material, so they know to recycle the boxes and that your company is eco-conscious.

Environmental Certification

SFI® Certification - Custom Boxes Now has earned SFI certification to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative chain-of-custody standard.

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How Can Your Business Join the Sustainability Movement?

In today's business world, going green is no longer a bonus for success — it's imperative. As the number of ethical shoppers surges, consumers are looking closer than ever at your business model and sustainability practices. Green practices are a key distinction that will set your company apart from the competition and encourage brand loyalty. Beyond improving your business, emphasizing sustainable practices is a vital way to support the planet.
Buying eco-friendly boxes is a simple and effective way to accomplish this goal. No matter your industry, opting for custom recycled boxes can benefit your bottom line, increase your customer loyalty and, most importantly, leave a lasting positive environmental impact.

Learn More About Our Eco-Friendly Boxes Today

Are you interested in making a sustainable difference with your businesses' packaging solutions? Reach out to Custom Boxes Now to discover how we can help create custom eco-friendly boxes to reduce your company's environmental footprint.

Additional Resources

Environmental Advantages of Cardboard Boxes
Corrugated Cardboard Shipping Boxes – We Choose Paper
The Recycled Content and Recyclability of Our Corrugated Shipping Boxes
Read Up On Your Recycling Facts
Wikipedia: Recycling Corrugated Fiberboard