Why are Cardboard Shredders such a great Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Packaging Choice?

Why are Cardboard Shredders such a great Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Packaging Choice?

, by Maeve Reidy, 3 min reading time

You'd like to consider your business sustainable and eco-friendly. But your packaging solutions aren't quite yet. So why should you get a Cardboard Shredder?

Change is difficult. Change is awkward. Change can be expensive. Change is "different".

Nowhere is this most often apparent in businesses. "But we've always done it this way" can be a predictable phrase during meetings. One area that rarely gets any "Can We Do This Better" Brainstorming Meetings is the protective packaging that your business uses. But sure, you've always used packing beans! Or bubble wrap. Or some other plastic packaging that you first started using in the 1980s ... why change?!

Box Depot loves packaging solutions. Correction: Box Depot loves eco-friendly and sustainable packaging solutions!

Another thing that Box Depot loves is feedback! Positive, negative (hopefully with a constructive element!) we love to hear what our customers like about our innovative eco-friendly packaging solutions ... and we also want to hear your "Why Nots" so that we can learn and grow!

Recently, we dropped a demo Cardboard Shredder to a business. We know that investing in a piece of machinery can be a daunting prospect, so we always offer the option to drop a Cardboard Shredder to a business's premises so they can try it out for themselves (it's just a "thing" we do!) While setting up and demonstrating it, we had attracted a bit of a crowd, from the boss to the warehouse guys to a few other employees, when we heard The Question:

"Sure we're already using bubble wrap ... why do we need this?"

And do you know what? It made us think!

So what ARE the advantages to getting a Cardboard Shredder for your business?

  • They're extremely easy to use and require very little maintenance.
  • They reduce the amount of waste cardboard you have to store onsite.
  • They save money on your waste charges - you could even get rid of your waste cardboard wheelie bins altogether!
  • They provide a valuable source of packaging voidfill which, in terms of protection, would be superior to bubble wrap.
  • They reduce your spend on bubble wrap - in light of worldwide increases in the price of plastics, this could be a significant saving!
  • As an environmentally friendly option, you are actively reducing your Carbon Footprint - the Carbon Miles of Waste Cardboard is significant as it is usually exported to be recycled.
  • Customers are becoming more environmentally conscious. By using a Cardboard Shredder to create your voidfill packaging you can show them your commitment to being environmentally friendly.
  • When you consider what you spend on recycling bins, bubble wrap or packing beans, these machines will quickly pay for themselves - and these machines can be leased so the cost per week can be less than what you are currently paying for your bins and plastic packaging.

Changing how you think about the protective packaging you use in your business can certainly be a daunting prospect. But it is easy to do with Box Depot - and you will be future-proofing your business to be more sustainable and eco-friendly!

What are you waiting for?!

Contact Box Depot about our great range of Cardboard Shredders today!

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