There is a quiet riot going on!
In the 27 EU member states we produce 164kg of packaging ‘waste’ per capita in one year (Ireland at the top with 245kg and Bulgaria at the bottom with 41kg per person). Almost half of this packaging ‘waste’ stream mainly consists of paper and cardboard, the rest is glass, metals and plastics. Research shows that recycling – rather than sending to landfill or incinerating – has the lowest environmental impact when treating paper and cardboard after use.
Cardboard Future Ltd recently launched the world’s first fully-specified mass production office workstation made entirely of cardboard.