How Much Is Recycled Cardboard Worth?

A look at the value and benefits of recycled cardboard.
asked Dec 17, 2012 in Science by answernest

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Recycled cardboard is cardboard that has been made out of recycled materials such as paper and reclaimed cardboard. Recycling is important because it reduces the amount of new materials that have to be used when making products, and it also reduces the amount of waste in landfills.
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Many companies will use recycled materials both to reduce their costs, and as a marketing method for showing their customers that they care about the environment. The term cardboard refers to any type of heavy duty paper product. When we think of cardboard, most of time we think about corrugated cardboard, which is a sheet of wavy card stock that is sandwiched between two payers of heavy card stock. This is a strong and sturdy material that is used in packaging and storage, and it also works as a safe method for shipping things. However, the production of cardboard can be quite expensive.

These costs can be greatly reduced by recycling used cardboard. The recycled cardboard is used in order to make a variety of paper based products. Recycled cardboard can also give you some money back. Currently, recycled cardboard is worth about $75 per ton, or about 3.75 cents per pound. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but for a manufacturing facility or retail store, this can add up quickly.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by answernest