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Why Wolf’s Packaging May Not Be Perfect

February 17, 2023 / Wolf News

At Wolf, we distribute thousands of parts every year. With over 100,000 in stock at any one time, our busy warehouse has a high volume of parcels coming and going every day.

That’s a lot of packaging.

We’ve always consciously tried to minimise the impact our business has on the environment and recycling packaging is just one small way that we can do that. So please be aware that when you receive a package from Wolf, the part you’ve ordered will be packaged to provide the protection in needs in transit, but it may not be in a new and pristine cardboard box. We make no apologies for this – we’re proud of it.

We’d like to think that this is passed on to our customers which is why we’ve introduced stickers (printed on recycled paper, of course) to our outgoing packages, encouraging further reuse and recycling.

In case you need any more convincing, here’s a little bit more about why we do it:

Recycled cardboard box
It’s what’s on the inside that counts

Saves Trees

Did you know that the UK uses over 6 million trees to make cardboard boxes each year? Reusing cardboard boxes is an effective way to reduce the amount of trees being used for this purpose. When cardboard boxes are recycled or reused, it helps to minimise deforestation and its impacts on the environment. Not only does it save trees, but it also helps to preserve habitats for animals and plants. Recycling cardboard can help protect the Earth’s delicate ecosystems. By making the effort to reuse cardboard boxes, we can help to conserve natural resources and promote sustainable living.

I might be a pizza box next time
Wolf encourages customers to recycle too

Saves Energy

Recycling cardboard is an easy way to save energy in the UK. In fact, when a tonne of cardboard is recycled, it saves enough energy to power the average UK household for almost 6 months! The process of recycling cardboard takes significantly less energy than creating new cardboard out of raw materials. This is because much of the energy required for the recycling process is already present in the existing material, such as the fibres of the cardboard. Additionally, the transportation costs for recycling are usually lower than those associated with producing and shipping new materials.

Reused packaging at Wolf Laundry
We reuse packaging wherever possible

Reduces Pollution

When it comes to recycling cardboard, the benefits don’t stop at just preserving natural resources – it also helps reduce pollution. In the UK, recycling one tonne of cardboard can save up to 17 trees, 462 gallons of oil, 3 cubic metres of landfill space and 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Recycling cardboard helps to reduce the amount of air, water and land pollution caused by manufacturing virgin paper. It also reduces the amount of methane gas generated from landfill sites, which is a major contributor to global warming. By recycling cardboard, we can help to preserve our environment and make it a healthier place for generations to come.

Reusing cardboard at Wolf
Recycling packing benefits everyone

Creates Jobs

Recycling cardboard has a positive effect on the economy and creates jobs. According to research conducted by Green Alliance, the recycling of cardboard is estimated to have created over 4,000 jobs in the UK alone. The reuse of cardboard is a major contributor to the wider recycling industry, which employs nearly 90,000 people throughout the country.

Not only does recycling create jobs directly in the recycling industry, but it also helps support jobs in other related fields. For example, the manufacture of new packaging materials often requires increased raw material processing and production, leading to more jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Cardboard recycling is a growing industry and one that is expected to grow further in the future. As more and more businesses begin to realise the environmental and economic benefits of reusing cardboard, demand for recycled materials is likely to increase. This could lead to even more job opportunities in the recycling industry, helping to boost local economies and create a more sustainable future.