An Eco-Friendly Revolution: Cardboard Shredders

An Eco-Friendly Revolution: Cardboard Shredders

, by Maeve Reidy, 2 min reading time

In today's eco-conscious world, the need for sustainable packaging solutions has never been more apparent. In addition, the need to consider every opportunity to reduce costs has seldom been more pressing.

One innovative eco-friendly solution that's making a big difference is the use of cardboard shredders. These machines are transforming cardboard waste into eco-friendly, free void-fill packaging material. You can save money and reduce your impact on the environment with a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to bubble wrap, polystyrene chips, paper void and other materials. The dual costs of both alternative packaging material and paying to dispose of waste cardboard can be eliminated, so there are significant savings to be made.

Let's explore the world of cardboard shredder machines, answering common questions and shedding light on their environmental benefits.

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What is the best tool for shredding cardboard?

When it comes to shredding cardboard effectively and efficiently, a cardboard shredding machine is one of the best tools on the market. You can find ShredPack's full range of cardboard shredding machines here. These cardboard shredders are designed to handle large volumes of cardboard, converting the cardboard into packaging and therefore making them ideal for businesses looking to reduce both waste and cost by creating sustainable packaging materials.

How does a cardboard shredder work?

Most industrial cardboard shredders operate by perforating the cardboard into matting, which makes it ideal for use as both void-fill or protective wrapping. Some machines can shred the cardboard into strips, which can be more suitable for a small range of applications, such as animal bedding. The shredding process will vary depending on the specific machine, but it typically involves a combination of cutting blades and rollers that transform large sheets of cardboard into the matted material.

Do I need a dust extractor with a cardboard shredder?

Dust extractors are not essential for use with cardboard shredders, but they are preferred by some users. Cardboard recycling shredders do not produce very much dust and dust extraction is only really required where your customers, recipients or goods may be especially sensitive to the presence of very small amounts of dust in the shipping carton; your cardboard shredder itself is located in a confined space with poor ventilation; or you have very sensitive electronic equipment in the immediate vicinity of the unit.


Can cardboard go through a paper shredder?

Because cardboard is thicker and sturdier than paper, it's generally not recommended to feed cardboard through a standard paper shredder. Industrial cardboard shredder machines are designed with more robust cutting mechanisms to handle the thickness and toughness of cardboard effectively.

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Contact ShredPack to find out which of our Cardboard Shredders would be best suited to your business ... with leasing options from as little as €15 per week, there's sure to be one that's perfect for you!

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