The Environmental Package: 100% Recycled Paperboard


100% recycled paperboard creates numerous environmental benefits:

  • Fourteen trees are saved for each ton of paperboard converted to 100% recycled paperboard from virgin. Trees are critical to the sequestration (absorption) of CO2 (an identified greenhouse gas) in North America.
  • For each ton of paperboard converted to 100% recycled paperboard, an equal amount of recovered fiber has been diverted from municipal landfills.
  • The 100% recycled paperboard industry is the primary purchaser of OCC (old corrugated cartons). This recovered fiber from retail stores and industrial sources is converted into 100% recycled paperboard and ultimately into packaging.
  • Production of 100% recycled paperboard uses 50 percent less energy compared to virgin grades of paperboard, thus significantly reducing the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.