Elopak and the Environment
Few – if any – types of packaging match the environmental credentials of the beverage carton. Made from renewable resources and fully recyclable, the carton itself has a very low carbon footprint.
The cartons lifecycle is closely connected to nature’s own natural cycle. When forests are well managed and trees are replanted, the growing trees emit oxygen and absorb the same amount of CO2 as they release when burned or composed. As such, the cartons’ life cycle is, in principle, carbon neutral. Carbon emissions from the beverage carton therefore mostly come from the industrial process connected to manufacturing and use of the carton.
Elopak has adopted a holistic approach to environment, where the focus is to minimise the impact from manufacturing and use – bringing the industrial process as closely back to nature’s own equilibrium as possible, the carbon neutral life cycle of the tree.
We also think holistically in terms of partnerships and cooperation. We work closely with cardboard suppliers in order to ensure good custody of the forests which provide raw materials. We engage with customers to develop yet better products, include all our employees in internal improvement programs and actively seek input from peer companies and stakeholders though programs and partnerships and work with retailers and local authorities in order to ensure that recycling schemes are established.
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