Corrugated cardboard cots are sustainable and more environmentally friendly than conventional cots. In addition, cots made of corrugated cardboard are easily recyclable after use. The natural product corrugated cardboard consists of raw paper and starch glue. The product properties include the light weight of corrugated cardboard and its foldability. The cots have been designed to be more resilient than, for example, a plug-in bed made of wood.
In emergency and transitional accommodation, cots made of corrugated cardboard would reduce the consumption of disinfectants. This is mainly due to the exchangeable fabric covering made of jute or cotton. After a rescue operation, cots are often left behind, scrapped or burned in order to reduce the risk of infection, for example after epidemics. Huge quantities of metal or textile materials are often difficult to dispose of. The sustainable corrugAid cots made of corrugated cardboard can be burned almost residue-free and no longer pose a risk of infection.