cardboard boxes used to be free, so what happened?
Supermarkets give them away, so why do people pay?
We have all been there.
There is nothing around the mess that can hold the mess.
Enter the carton.
For more than 100 years, this solid and reliable object has been with us.
These boxes will undoubtedly come in handy when many people do spring cleaning.
It should not be allowed to get cartonsbrainer.
Buy from local supermarket for free.
But more and more people buy from manufacturers who are experiencing a boom.
WE Roberts, a Kent-based packaging supplier, reported that,
Online sales have doubled in the past two years.
The complete packaging solution from another supplier indicates that their sales to the public have increased by about 500
600% in the same period.
So why do people pay for the gold?
Has the supermarket become stingy?
Or has the head of the UK become lazy and would rather order boxes online than leave their comfortable home?
Enter \"cardboard boxes\" in Google and you will see hundreds of companies charging for boxes.
Five oversized double bags
The carton on the wall sells for £ 20, £ 4 per box, just like the sorry and neglected box you found on the supermarket warehouse floor.
Prices for other boxes range from 2 to 10 depending on size and quality.
Packaging suppliers usually focus on supplying to the business, but the situation is changing.
\"Since the development of eBay and Amazon, we have found the revenue generated by the business --to-
Consumer increases year by yearon-
About 10 years.
\"Over the past two years, fold it up,\" says Richard Puffette of WE Roberts.
So, people buy their boxes.
Does that mean you can\'t be free anymore?
Home improvement guru Sarah Beeny is still using her unwanted supermarket box from her local Sainsbury.
\"It doesn\'t help to accumulate new boxes when space is so valuable now,\" Beeny said . \".
\"The garage is now the living room and the attic is now the bedroom.
\"People don\'t have the space to store the boxes, so buying new ones just to get rid of the boxes can backfire.
A spokesman for Tesco said Tesco would still give away their boxes \"if they are free and customers ask for it.
Also, where the customer asks, witrose and Sainsbury will still give away their boxes.
\"In the past, you had to knock the back door of the warehouse to ask for a box, but it\'s easier now,\" Beeny said . \" Who believes supermarkets have become more flexible in helping people get out of trouble.
\"It\'s a shame that 50 years of wasteful waste made us realize the importance of recycling.
\"But others think recycling actually makes it more difficult to get a box from a supermarket.
Tristram Stuart, author of waste, said: \"Most supermarkets now crush and recycle cardboard almost immediately, so there is less and less cardboard available.
\"And Puffette believes that in supermarkets, cardboard packaging is being cut to reduce waste, so fewer boxes are available.
\"It\'s been easy to pop up from the supermarket and collect some boxes in the past few years --
\"Today, recycling legislation in the supply chain is not easy,\" Puffette said . \".
No matter what difficulties it is to buy a box from a supermarket, do people also become a little lazy?
Philip Graves, an expert in consumer behavior research, believes that choosing an easier choice is largely an example.
\"People are already used to accepting any specific needs and searching for solutions on the Internet.
\"We may all realize that we can buy boxes for free from supermarkets, but that\'s not the way we treat most of our consumption.
Our unconscious mind controls us and puts us on a path that we have successfully traveled before.
\"He believes that if the Internet can provide something else, we will think that it can meet our needs for cartons.
But it all boils down to being shy.
Perhaps this stereotype of British people does not like to cause a sensation in the supermarket, but rather takes out the wallet.