Cardboard recycling is one of the easiest ways to start recycling and reduce your environmental impact. And it may even save you money. Cardboard can be recycled often, it is a strong fibre that is very recyclable. It is also of course easy to recognize, so training your staff is straightforward. Urban Impact will help you provide clear signage to support your diversion efforts.
Why its important!
Many municipalities, like Vancouver and Calgary, have banned cardboard from local landfills. This means loads delivered to landfill with large amounts of cardboard in them, will be fined. Recycling cardboard saves trees, water, electricity and helps reduce your carbon emissions. You can actually receive money back for large volumes of clean, recyclable cardboard.
How it works
Cool Cardboard Recycling Facts:
In Canada, 80% of cardboard is diverted from landfill and recycled!
- Cardboard can be recycled into new cardboard boxes, paper-based plant pots, drywall liner and brown paper products like paper towels.
- Most of what people call ‘cardboard’ is actually ‘corrugate’ – the material with the fluted, or ridged inner layer.
- The browner the cardboard box the less it has been recycled. The yellower the cardboard box the more it has been recycled.
- Cardboard is on the increase in both home and work blue boxes. You know all those home deliveries? Well they come in cardboard boxes. It's called the Amazon effect in the recycling industry.