Pro Carton has designed a series of striking infographics to demonstrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging. Here is the fourth in the series. All infographics are also available from Pro Carton as carrier bag for documents – opened, the bag turns into a poster with all of the series. Best to order immediately free of charge on this website www.procarton.com.
Leaders in Renewable Energy
The use of wood as a raw material by the paper based industries, including cartonboard, has given them an unique advantage: the wood by-products can provide bio-energy for the manufacturing process. This use of biomass for primary energy has made the pulp and paper based industries leaders in renewable energy in Europe.
Use of bio-energy by the paper and board industries means that they are less carbon intensive, since bio-energy accounts for over half of their energy use. The paper based industries are at the forefront of improvements in carbon dioxide reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Look out for the next edition of Pro Carton’s e-news and the Infographic which will tell the story of water use in the paper and board industry.