We all know that cardboard (corrugated paper board) is a great material for packaging, but reliable old cardboard can be good for other things, too. Especially when made from post consumer recycled paper, cardboard can be a sturdy, clean, compostable material for disposable items of all sorts, and even some durable ones as well.
Eco-Pro: Compostable/recyclable, re-usable, sturdy Eco-Con: Energy and water intensive to produce in most cases, manufacturing waste may result in toxic byproducts Question the Premise of the Material: Is cardboard durable enough for the optimal lifespan of this product? Will the product be thought of as disposable, even though I want it to last, just because I'm using cardboard? Should I use something more durable, like recycled HPDE?
Alternatives: Corrugated plastic , styrofoam, plastics such as PET, paperboard, paperfoam, paperpulp, corrugated plastics, bagasse Manufacturers: Thomas register