Cartonboard: the sustainable solution.
The climate crisis is high on consumer agendas. In a plant more trees (32%), recycle more (21%) and use more natural, renewable packaging materials (19%).
in 2021, we asked more than 7000 adults: “What do you think is the best way to stop climate change?”. The top three answers were:
Cartonboard packaging meets this consumer demand for more environment-friendly solutions.
Approximately 90% of the wood fibre used in European cartonboard manufacturing starts life in sustainably grown and managed forests, mainly in Sweden and Finland, making an important contribution to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At the same time, the European pulp, paper, and board industry is a leader in sustainable energy use. In fact, 56% of the electricity and steam used in cartonboard production comes from renewable wood by-products, while 95% of the water used is cleaned and reused on site mulitple times.
Cartonboard is easy to collect and recycle. Consumers trust carton recycling and understand the collection process. The recycling rate for packaging paper and board in Europe is . around 84.2% Carton fibres can be recycled more than 25 times, which further benefits both the carton recycling system and the environmental profile of cartons.