As sustainable packaging continues to dominate the news headlines, lots of us are keen to introduce more eco-friendly habits into our day-to-day lives. Here at Beyond the Box, we think that taking a closer look at the packaging we use every day – and choosing an eco-friendly packaging option like cardboard where possible – is the perfect place to start.
The good news is that cardboard packaging is not only renewable and recyclable, but its strong, lightweight design makes it ideal for reusing all around the home. (Just be sure to recycle it afterwards!)
Take a look at our tips and tricks to get inspired…
Contact your local council: If you’re serious about sustainability and think your local council could improve its recycling credentials, why not get in touch and let them know with an email or letter?
Recycle, whenever, wherever: We all know that recycling habits can slip when you’re not at home but it’s important to recycle at every opportunity. If your workplace doesn’t offer much in the way of recycling facilities, then contact your office manager or the person in charge to see if they can install some recycling boxes.
Speak up: If your go-to products aren’t made of recyclable packaging then why not get in touch with the manufacturers to show you’re interested in seeing more sustainable packaging? Making them aware of customer demand could help bring about positive change.
Change your buying habits: By changing your buying habits and choosing brands or products that use sustainable, biodegradable packaging, such as cardboard, you’ll be doing your bit, one purchase at a time.
Spread the word: Word of mouth can be a powerful tool so why not try and introduce good recycling habits to friends and family? Let them know about the benefits of recycling and its long-term impact on the environment. With a little inspiration, they could be adopting a more sustainable way of life in no time at all.