Corrugated – what you commonly call cardboard – boxes are a modern harbinger of joy! Everyone gets a bit excited whenever they come home to see boxed Amazon packages, a subscription service box, or something else they ordered outside their front door. Aside from ensuring secure carriage of your purchases, corrugated boxes have quite a significant role in your daily lives. Whether serving as a way of storing your memories or as a way to ship your packages to family and friends, corrugated is almost everywhere and for good reason, it is sustainable and made from a renewable source.

Corrugated packaging arriving on your doorsteps is made to be recycled, so it is essential you properly recycle the cardboard in your homes, shops, and offices at every given opportunity.

Corrugated can be recycled 5 to 7 times and is usually straightforward and easy material to recycle.

In this blog, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder, and Director of India’s top Packaging Company Packman Packaging Pvt Ltd talks about the ways to recycle corrugated boxes.

Here are 6 useful ways to get you started:

a) Remove any non-paper box packaging materials like the packing peanuts, air pillows, or Styrofoam.

b) You do not need to bother about removing any tape or labels from your corrugated boxes. They will get removed in the recycling process.

c) If the box is dented, bent ripped or damaged, this is fine. It is still recyclable as long as it is dry and clean.

d) Keep the boxes dry.

e) Keep the boxes clean and away from food products like oil and grease. A highly food-stained box is not good for recycling.

f) Flatten the corrugated boxes or rip them up before putting them inside the recycling bin or cart. This will save extra space.

Corrugated is chiefly used to make packaging boxes, but can even be utilized to make furniture. Every corrugated is recyclable, but when it comes to the juice containers, pizza boxes and milk cartons, different rules may apply, so check with your local municipality for rules and regulations.

Corrugated is a wonderful material that is strong, durable, and formed from a renewable and recyclable material. When you recycle it, you improve your quality of life and your environment and also assist the industry make new and innovative products one uses every day.