Sometimes, no matter how much we recycle, we can still feel guilty for overconsuming. You may have an abundance of cardboard boxes lying around after just moving house or leftover from Christmas presents and you aren’t sure what to do with them. Rather than filling up your commercial waste collection with cardboard, why not try and find other uses to give them a second life? Reusing materials is much better than recycling because there’s little energy required in comparison.
Here are 4 ways to reuse your cardboard boxes.
Cardboard box planter
Cardboard boxes are great to use as planters. Simply line your cardboard box with a plastic bag and poke some holes in the bottom. You can use any size cardboard box and just find a plant that fits well. Add some string to the sides to create a hanging plant or add some paint to give it a bit more life.
Use your leftover boxes as storage containers by lining the box with fabric. You can choose any type of fabric to line your box with to create a light storage container. You can personalise the box however you’d like!
With Christmas just around the corner, why not reuse your boxes as gift presents boxes? No need to buy more gift bags when you can wrap cardboard boxes for your gifts! They will keep your presents safe and you could even decorate the outside of the box yourself.
Cat or dog beds
Does your cat or dog enjoy sitting in empty cardboard boxes and avoid the expensive pet beds you buy for them? Why not let them enjoy a cardboard box by putting a cushion inside? They will definitely love curling up in a cosy box.
Are you in need of cardboard recycling in Taunton and Bridgewater? At Newbery Recycling Ltd, we offer cardboard box recycling and commercial waste collection. So if you really can’t find another use for your cardboard, give us a call! We’ll make sure to properly dispose of all your rubbish and recycling. We also offer scrap metal recycling and aggregates. Speak to a friendly member of our team today.