At cardboard-converters.co.uk we supply high quality cardboard shredders and composting machines that can put your business at the heart of the circular economy. Our machinery will let you repurpose waste cardboard into packaging or animal bedding – and put to good use.
Our vision is to see your board eventually re-used before eventually being recycled or composted – something you can do yourself or we can help you with. Doing this could save you money, make you money – or both. Crucially your business will also be taking action on climate change – and showing that you are!
What is a circular economy?
A circular economy is a regenerative system that looks to optimise the resources we use and keep them in productive loops for as long as possible.
These resources include raw materials, products, energy and water.
This does not just mean recycling – the key ingredient is re-purposing resources as much as possible, before ultimately recycling them.
How can cardboard shredders help?
Cardboard is a massive and available resource in the economy. Sometimes boxes can simply be reused. But more often, they are not the right size, or are branded or marked.
Cardboard shredders take this resource and repurpose it. Cardboard can be shredded into mats, strips and even chips. These can be used to package just about anything, as well as making for excellent animal bedding.
Material shredded for packaging can even be shredded again into bedding. At each stage this adds value to the cycle. Ultimately the used board can be pulped or composted in a recycling process.
So, cardboard shredding can make an enormous impact – to businesses, to communities – to everyone.
Busting packaging myths!
For too long, packaging design has been based on marketing rather than practical principles. That has to change.
To quote the Smurfit Kappa group, to create more sustainable packaging solutions, all our designs should be guided by four core principles:
Recycled or reused materials should be used where possible.
If applications require virgin material, they should come from sustainable and renewable resources that are not used for food applications.
Packaging is produced with lowest carbon, waste and water footprint.
Production is done in a socially and ethically responsible way.
Packaging should be designed to only bundle and protect the product in the entire supply chain.
Any other functionality (like marketing, etc.) should be added with minimal impact on the environmental footprint.
End of Life
Sustainable packaging should have no harm to our planet in any end of life scenario.
Sustainable packaging should be collected and recycled.
If it becomes litter it should have no negative environmental impact in any end of life scenario.