Recycling cardboard and paper is about saving water and energy. Cardboard is one of the easiest and most environmentally effective materials to recycle since the fibre in cardboard has already been processed.
What to do with cardboard?
- Cardboard boxes can be REUSED for shipping and moving house.
- Encourage suppliers to take back packaging wherever possible.
Cardboard suspension files are fine for recycling - the metal bit is removed by magnets during the processing of the files into new cardboard.
Some facts about recycling cardboard:
- When cardboard breaks down in landfill it creates methane, a major greenhouse gas with the global warming capacity 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
- Making cardboard products from recycled material, rather than virgin fibre, saves not only trees, but also large amounts of water (up to 99% less) and energy (up to 50% less). For these reasons, it is important to recycle your cardboard and whenever possible to buy paper and cardboard products with recycled content.
Cardboard Recycling Map
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