The beverage carton is based on renewable resources from natural forests. Hence, Elopak is more than most companies directly dependent on nature. The importance of environmental sustainability has, therefore, always been a part of Elopak’s DNA.
Today, the environmental challenges connected to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, are greater than ever. It becomes paramount for all companies to adopt truly sustainable business practices – taking responsibility for the entire supply chain.
Elopak is committed to adopting and developing such practices. They are in line with our corporate values and what we believe in. It is important for our future as a company.
Generally, carton based packaging does not have major impacts on the environment. That does not excuse packaging companies from taking its environmental impacts seriously - nor packaging users from selecting the environmentally friendliest types of packaging for their products, whenever possible.
There are three key criteria for environmentally sustainable packaging:
- Renewability: To what extent the packaging is based on renewable raw materials
- Low carbon footprint: The total carbon emissions from the packaging’s entire life cycle
- Recyclability: To what extent the packaging can be – and is – recycled after its original use
Elopak works to improve on all these criteria through concrete and measurable activities. We have set ambitious targets for our company, and you can trust us to work hard to meet them.