Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products. Paper is made from wood, a natural and renewable material. As young trees grow, they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. As a wood product, paper also continues to store carbon throughout its lifetime.
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Results of a 2021 study carried out by Two Sides show that, whilst paper retains its place as a vital communication and packaging materials, there remain misconceptions about the environmental impact of the paper industry.
Predicting what the packaging trends for 2021 will be has been a little tougher, and now, with the latest lockdown announced it certainly feels like a crystal ball would be more appropriate for assessing market demand, market conditions etc at this moment in time.
The impact of Covid-19 on industry conferences and events continues to pose challenges however, it is most pleasing to see that the Packaging News team has today commenced its Environmental Packaging Week – A sustainable future.
The Forest Stewardship Council are not only celebrating FSC Friday, the celebrations are continuing as they mark the 25th anniversary of FSC UK! There are many highlights they would like to recognise, which are detailed below.
Corrugated Packaging has the highest recycling recovery rate and considered to be the least environmentally impacting packaging material. Combined with being cost-effective and lightweight, therefore lowering freight & handling costs with fewer trucks, less fuel, and lower emissions. Corrugated attracts eco-conscious customers who prefer to choose ‘greener’ packaged products that can be recycled. It is the responsible choice.