Renewable resource

Cartonboard is made from wood fibres.

Programs like FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC TM (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) ensure a perfect management of the forests.

Each year, European forests increase in size by an area equivalent to more than twice the size of London, or to put it another way 1,500 football pitches per day!

The share of recycled board is increasing vs virgin fibres (around 51% – 49%)

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Folding cartons can easily be recycled by reprocessing in a mill, where the fibres are separated. The recovered fibre is then used to make cartonboard or another paper or board product

Efficient recovery and recycling systems are in place in Europe which deliver excellent results: paper and board is the most recycled packaging material in the EU with a recycling rate of 85%, based on 2016 data from Eurostat.

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Low carbon footprint

Folding carton packages are very easy to transport thanks to their rectangular shape and light weight. The gain in volume for the delivery to the packing plant is huge. Compared with cans, 6 to 10 times as many cartonboard packages can be loaded in a single truck*.

*source = Tetra Pak Recart