Why paper-based packaging is more cost-effective than traditional packaging like timber

Packaging can be an expensive component in various functions and contexts. In order to maintain sustainability and cost-efficiency, it would be important to evaluate the various packaging methods such as paper-based packaging versus timber based packaging.

Paper-based packaging

There are various categories of paper-based packaging. This includes corrugated boxes, box-board or paperboard cartons.  In addition to this, there are also paper bags and sacks that can be incorporated into various contexts. These boxes can be used to carry heavier products such as appliances, electronic goods, wine, fruit and vegetables.

Timber-based packaging

Wood packaging predominantly utilises materials such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer and wood wool. This is usually created using glue, heat and pressure to support and protect loads.

The reason most individuals and businesses prefer to use paper-based packaging is that it can be recycled, as opposed to the wood that would take longer to decompose. Paper based packaging is cost-efficient due to its ease of logistical aspects. Paper based packaging also protects goods, better than wood-based packaging.

Various industries predominantly use paper based packaging such as medicinal or cosmetic boxes.

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