Full Circle: Comparing 100% Recycled and Partially Recycled Cardboard in India

Full Circle: Comparing 100% Recycled and Partially Recycled Cardboard in India

Jonas Allen April 27, 2023

At the heart of our mission to reduce our carbon footprint lies the determination to recycle and upcycle materials, ensuring that we minimize waste and promote sustainability. One such material that has been integral to our journey is 100% recycled cardboard, which we use for our outer packaging. In this blog post, we explore the ingenuity of cardboard recycling in India, and how this eco-friendly process benefits our environment and communities.

The Remarkable Journey of Recycled Cardboard

From its origins as discarded paper and card to its transformation into sturdy packaging, recycled cardboard in India undergoes an incredible journey. Let's delve into the step-by-step process that gives new life to this versatile material.

  1. Collection of Paper and Card: The recycling process begins with the collection of paper and card from disposed rubbish. This discarded material is gathered from households, businesses, and recycling centers across India and serves as the raw material for recycled cardboard production.

  2. Transformation into Paper Sludge: The collected paper and card are mixed with water and transformed into a pulp, also known as paper sludge. This sludge consists of fibrous materials and water, and forms the basis for recycled cardboard.

  3. Rolling Out into Flat Sheets: The paper sludge is then spread onto large screens and rolled out into thin sheets. This step prepares the material for the sun drying process that follows.

  4. Sun Drying: The flat sheets of paper sludge are left to dry under the sun. This natural drying method eliminates the need for energy-intensive machines, further reducing the carbon footprint of the recycling process.

  5. Flattening and Cutting: Once the sheets are completely dried, they are pressed and flattened to form layers of cardboard. These layers are combined and compressed to create sturdy, recycled cardboard sheets. Finally, the sheets are cut into desired sizes, ready for use in packaging.

The Natural Scent of Recycled Cardboard

One distinctive feature of our 100% recycled cardboard packaging is its natural smell. Though it may be relatively strong, this scent is a gentle reminder that our packaging is made entirely from reused materials. By embracing the aroma, we also embrace the knowledge that we are contributing to a more sustainable future for our planet.

The Environmental Benefits of Cardboard Recycling

Choosing recycled cardboard over new, virgin cardboard offers numerous environmental benefits, including:

  1. Conserving Natural Resources: By recycling cardboard, we save trees and water, both essential resources in the production of virgin cardboard.

  2. Reducing Energy Consumption: The process of recycling cardboard requires less energy compared to the production of new cardboard from raw materials.

  3. Decreasing Landfill Waste: Cardboard recycling helps divert waste from landfills, reducing the amount of methane gas emitted from decomposing materials.

  4. Decreasing Carbon Footprint: Recycled cardboard production emits fewer greenhouse gases, helping to combat climate change and protect our planet.

At the core of our commitment to sustainability is our dedication to using recycled cardboard for our outer packaging. By embracing the ingenuity of the recycling process in India, we can take pride in knowing that our packaging contributes to a greener and more sustainable future. Together, let's continue to strive for improvement, reducing our carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come.