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Our Mission

To protect and preserve planet Earth through cardboard reuse.

The Problem with cardboard

Our Reuse Model challenges the status quo of how cardboard is produced, handled and disposed of. Unfortunately, most cardboard boxes are used only once before being sent for recycling. Cardboard can’t be recycled infinitely and the process itself is environmentally harmful. 

The most dangerous phrase in the language is ‘we’ve always done it this way’

 – Admiral Grace Hopper

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the solution

The Solution - Reuse!

At Reuseabox we’re determined to prove that cardboard is not single use packaging. We rescue cardboard boxes destined for the waste stream and put them back into the supply chain for a second use. Following Circular Economy principles, we help companies reduce waste, keep cardboard in use for longer and regenerate the natural environment.

Check out our Sustainability Strategy using the link below to find out more about what we’ve achieved and our goals for 2024!

The Science

We wanted to find out exactly how cardboard box reuse compares to recycling in its environmental impact.

With the support of the Greater Lincolnshire Productivity Programme, we worked with independent environmental consultants and Dr Lan Qie from Lincoln University. The team studied the environmental impact of reuse over recycling and came back with some impressive statistics!

Cardboard reuse reduces environmental impact

Every Tonne of Cardboard Diverted To Reuse Saves

1 tonne of cardboard boxes saves 5 trees

5

trees

1 tonne of cardboard saves 0.5 tonnes of CO2

0.5

tonnes of co2

1 Tonne of Cardboard Boxes saves 4,386 KWH of energy

4,386

kWh OF ENERGY

1 Tonne of Cardboard boxes saves 21,578 litres of water

21,578

Litres OF Water

The Reuseabox Carbon Footprint Tool

Our research enabled us to create the first ever carbon footprint tool that compares cardboard reuse to recycling.

We provide environmental reports to help you quantify your environmental savings from cardboard reuse.

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Help Plant The Reuseabox Forest

Planting trees is one of the best ways to reduce global carbon emissions and protect our planet for future generations. Each month we donate a proportion of our profits to tree planting.  

We plant trees through Ecologi, an organisation that have already planted over 30 million trees worldwide. Trees are planted both in the UK and abroad where they help to reverse deforestation and support biodiversity.

Check out our 2 Million Tree Challenge or Donate to the Reuseabox Forest.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. They act as the world’s to-do list to achieve a better and more sustainable future by 2030. These are the main SDGs that Reuseabox contributes to:

8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

We stand for fair, safe and healthy working conditions for everyone working for Reuseabox both directly and indirectly across our supply chain.

12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Reducing waste to protect and preserve the environment is at the heart of our business model.

13 – Climate Action

We help companies reduce their scope 3 emissions by diverting their used cardboard boxes to reuse. This reduces the demand for new packaging and preserves natural resources. We also plant new trees to help reforest the Earth and prevent biodiversity loss.

15 – Life on Land

Our Reuse Model helps reduce deforestation by reducing the global demand for cardboard boxes. Our commitment to planting trees helps to reduce land desertification and halt biodiversity loss.

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