Renewable / Recyclable
Corrugated Packaging is 100% Recyclable. It is predominantly made from trees and it is the most recovered packaging material used today. The Fibre Box Association states that 93 percent is recovered and recycled to make new boxes and other paper products.
The forest products industry plants 1.7 million new trees every day, contributing to the long-term viability of North American forests, preserving wildlife habitats, sequestering carbon dioxide and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Corrugated packaging recovery reduced the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 35 percent between 2006-2014 by keeping corrugated out of landfills. Recycled corrugated provides fiber that is used to make new corrugated, which means as an industry we are using less raw material.
Paper mills, who supply corrugated companies with the materials to make packages, no longer use fuel from non-renewable fossil fuel sources like oil and coal. In 2014, the fuel mix used by mills consisted of 73 percent natural gas. Increasing the amount of natural gas used reduces contributions to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.