The fibres obtained from wood for the production of cardboard originate exclusively from sustainable and largely certified forestry. No tropical rain forests are destroyed, but rather small-diameter wood and sawmill by-products from European forests are used. As a result, Europe’s forest areas are not shrinking, but instead growing – by an area equivalent to around 1,500 football pitches a day. (Source: Pro Carton)
Cardboard and paper can be recycled many times over!
The entire European paper industry uses 87% renewable raw materials, 46% of which are recycled paper fibres and 40% fresh groundwood. 90% of the wood comes from the European Union, 60% from forests certified as sustainable by independent third parties. (Source: Pro Carton)
Decomposition of packaging materials in the environment
In Europe, 87% of all paper and cardboard packaging is recycled. 82% of the waste collected on European beaches is plastic, according to the European Environment Agency, but only 2% is paper or cardboard. Paper-based packaging, once released into the environment, can degrade within months, while plastics take decades or even centuries to break down. (Source: Pro Carton)