Benefits Of Paper-Based Packaging

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With the global demand for recyclable packaging and the growing eco-conscious consumer market, there is little surprise why paper-based packaging is growing in popularity over recent years.
Paper-based packaging can be a responsible choice when it comes to environmentally friendly packaging. It can also provide convenient storage and allows for functional packaging that is appealing and easy to carry.

In this article, we will be exploring the many benefits of paper-based packaging compared to other packaging materials.

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Multi Usage

Paper packaging can be reused as many things, such as wrapping paper, fibre-board, and paper sacks. Unlike paper, plastic bags can only be recycled into yet more plastic bags. Besides, improved paper bags allow dry foods to be kept on the shelves, protecting both the food and the shelving.

With extensive paper bottles being developed for carbonated beverages and even milk, bio-based barrier materials could eventually replace plastic in many applications.

High Durability

Paper bags are environmental-friendly and sturdy. Cardboard boxes, in particular, can handle heavy loads and stand upright. Progressive paper packaging will keep the contents fresh, as well. Paper can lock in flavors while keeping out pests, so it is an excellent alternative for things such as flour and spices to be well sealed.

Paper is consistently the world’s most collected and recyclable material 
As the drive to reduce waste gathers momentum, the ease with which paper can be recycled is an increasingly valued attribute.  The recycling and collection rate for paper and cardboard is the highest of any packaging material at 83% and 92.5% respectively. 

At Smurfit Kappa, we contribute to a world without waste by supporting the concept of circularity.  We collect used packaging and re-use more than 90% of this material in our closed loop business model.

Paper protects more resources than it uses

Packaging is essential in minimising damage to products and extending their useful life.   On average, ten times more resources – materials, energy and water, are invested in products compared to the resources used to produce the packaging used to protect them.  Without packaging many of the goods manufactured or food grown would be damaged or spoilt before they reach the consumer.  

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Paper-based packaging wins high marks from consumers

Paper and cardboard are consumers’ clear favorites when it comes to selecting a product based on its packaging. In fact, the same study found that for two-thirds of consumers, paper and cardboard packaging makes a product more attractive than other packaging materials. PPB’s 2018 survey found 71 percent of consumers said they were more likely to buy brands that package their products in paper or cardboard.

Are you looking for a paper packaging solution?

As a enviromentally responsible packaging supplier, we believe it is our responsiblity to help you meet your enviromental packaging responsibilities. If you have any need for paper packaging products, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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