2019 was a great year for environmental issues coming to the forefront of the news, and we covered some of the most important ones in our blog. Our focus tends to be on the circular economy and reuse - it's what we are best known for, so here are our top 5 most read articles of 2019:
This article was different from the norm; it was written by Lauren, one of the Sadler family, from her perspective as a postgraduate in Sustainable Development. It describes her evolution in thinking from believing climate challenges were past their tipping point to understanding that technological development could save the day.
Sustainable packaging is a hot topic, and major brands are taking this subject very seriously. In this article we looked at solutions such as canned water and biodegradable laundry capsules.
It's true, mistakes are made in cardboard box manufacture - particularly printing errors which mean a box cannot be used for its intended purpose. That's where we come in. We can divert these redundant boxes to the reuse market, meaning that these problems have a simple solution that reduces waste.
More and more manufacturing companies are waking up to the fact that waste such as scraps of metal can be repurposed, bypassing the typical recycling route that normally involves a great deal of energy, CO2 and resources to melt, pulp or break down the waste. This article gives examples of how this is being done successfully at major manufacturers.
Everyone's interested in how waste can be more profitable, and that's why 'How to make more money from cardboard waste' is our most popular blog post of 2019. We set out the reasons why, in many circumstances, cardboard boxes can be reused, and why it generates more cash than baling. Enjoy! And if you want to sell your used cardboard boxes, give us a call to see if we'll take them.