Cardboard offers numerous environmental benefits that make it a preferred choice for packaging and other applications. In this blog post, we will answer the question of why is cardboard good for the environment?

1. Renewable and Recyclable.

One of the most significant advantages of cardboard is that it is made from renewable resources, namely trees. Trees are a sustainable and renewable source of raw material, as they can be replanted and grown to replace those used in cardboard production. Alongside this, cardboard is highly recyclable. It can be recycled multiple times without losing its strength or quality.


2. Biodegradable

Unlike many other packaging materials, cardboard is biodegradable. When disposed of in landfills, cardboard breaks down naturally over time, returning to the earth without causing harm to the environment.

3. Energy-Efficient Production

The production process of cardboard requires less energy compared to other packaging materials like plastic or metal. The process is explained well in a blog from GWPGroup, linked here.


Within production, you can also customise cardboard into the shape and size necessary, allowing for less product waste, as boxes are made to fit whatever the consumer’s needs may be. Not sure what size box you require? Check out our blog on how to measure a cardboard box here!

4. Lightweight and Space-Efficient

With cardboard being lightweight, you wouldn’t expect it to be sturdy, however you’d be wrong to expect so. Its lightweight nature reduces shipping costs and in addition to this, cardboard boxes can be flattened and stacked efficiently, saving space during storage and transportation. With this in mind, you can expect shipments to be delivered in fewer lorry-loads, leading to minimising fuel usage as a result reducing carbon emissions.


In conclusion, cardboard is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly material that offers numerous benefits for both businesses and consumers.