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Cardboard box vs plastic crate

Oct 31, 2012
Thoughts from Easycrate.

Making paper and cardboard is the third largest user of industrial energy on the planet.

What’s more, a great percentage of cardboard does not reach the recycling depot and ends up in landfill. Paper and cardboard make up around 32% of the household rubbish we throw away each year in the UK. Reusable plastic crates offer a green alternative as they can be recycled and have a longer lifecycle, reducing deforestation and landfill.

In terms of practicality in the storage and removals industry, the benefits of using a plastic crate greatly outweighs the benefits of using a cardboard box. You needn’t worry about the contents being too heavy for a cardboard box and risk it ripping, no need to be concerned if the box gets wet and the items inside along the way and you don’t need to worry about where to put the box once you are finished with it because a plastic crate is returnable.

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