Cardboard boxes continue to be the most popular choice when it comes to packaging and transhipping bulky, large, and fragile products. Packing containers and cartons made of cardboard tend to be lightweight and hardy, can be easily stacked, and are very cost-effective.
However, the drawbacks of using cardboard packs usually outweigh their benefits, especially with regards to packing and delivering small products and personal use items.
In this post, we look at cardboard boxes as a packing material and explore some alternative packaging solutions and products.
The Need for Alternative Packaging Solutions
Cardboard containers continue to be the most popular packaging material throughout the UK and EU. EU alone accounts for over 34 million tonnes of paper and cardboard packaging waste produced every year. The overall cardboard and paper litter generated globally per annum far exceeds the plastic packing refuse.