The best option…

Pure-Pak® cartons bring value, quality and environmental performance together, with four key benefits that make them the best option:


Less plastic

Pure-Pak® cartons keep products fresh using less plastic than alternative containers. We’re constantly reducing the plastic content, and you can also go ‘fossil-free’ with options based on plant or forest-based plastics. As concern about plastics grows worldwide, Pure-Pak® is the choice for responsible businesses looking to reassure consumers and position their brands as sustainable.

Good wood

We build our Pure-Pak® cartons with wood fibre to create a strong carton from materials that grow back. Pure-Pak® cartons offer unrivalled product protection in a way that’s good for nature and future generations, with the FSC™ (FSC license code FSC™ C081801) on-pack certification consumers are looking for. With our forest-based plastics option, you can have up to a 100% renewable carton entirely based from wood.


Low carbon

The way we source and manufacture Pure-Pak® cartons delivers climate protection that other packaging types can’t match. With the pressure on to hit carbon reduction targets throughout the value chain, Life cycle analyses show that Pure-Pak® cartons beat aluminium, glass and plastic for low carbon and its flattened shape means more efficient distribution. We are further reducing the carbon footprint of Pure-Pak® cartons by increasing our material efficiency and using green electricity. To go one step further, Pure-Pak® cartons can also come with carbon neutral certification on pack.


Easily Recyclable

Made of materials ready for countless new applications, Pure-Pak® cartons live on after use. They are recycled at a growing number of sites where the layers are separated ready for remanufacturing into new products from cardboard boxes to furniture and roof tiles.

RENEWABLE FORESTRY

Elopak’s cartons consist of on average 75 % paperboard, which is naturally made from a renewable resource, the forest.

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RENEWABLE FORESTRY

Elopak’s cartons consist of on average 75 % paperboard, which is naturally made from a renewable resource, the forest.

One of the main threats to forests is illegal logging, threatening eco-systems and livelihoods. Well-managed forests absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and therefore play an important role in the carbon cycle. The destruction and degradation of forests worldwide leads to an increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration and is devastating to the climate and the planet.

Since Elopak’s main raw material is derived from forests, we take responsible forest management seriously. We committed to source all our paperboard from legal and acceptable sources in accordance with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) by 2015; a commitment we have successfully fulfilled.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non- profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way. In addition, FSC includes a certified Chain-of-Custody (CoC) system for every stage in the supply chain, from forest to final user.

Verification through the supply chain in accordance to FSC CoC standards ensures that the final, labeled product is made with material sourced from FSC-certified forest and other controlled sources.

For more information on FSC, see http://www.fsc.org

RENEWABLE BARRIERS

But we don’t just stop at 75% renewability. Our cartons have a thin layer of polyethylene (PE) that protects the product inside it, as well as a polymer screw cap for easy opening, pouring and closing. Like most other plastics, PE is traditionally made of petroleum, a non-renewable fossil resource.

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RENEWABLE BARRIERS

But we don’t just stop at 75% renewability. Our cartons have a thin layer of polyethylene (PE) that protects the product inside it, as well as a polymer screw cap for easy opening, pouring and closing. Like most other plastics, PE is traditionally made of petroleum, a non-renewable fossil resource. However, our latest innovation offers a renewable alternative to fossil-based PE which further reduces the CO2 footprint of our cartons, giving an environmental advantage over other packaging materials.

Using renewable raw materials requires credible proof of sustainability and Elopak will only use certified materials.

The certified renewable polyethylene is produced from biomass from second generation feedstock. This is sourced within Europe and is not in competition with human food supply. It is sourced in accordance with the criteria of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS System (ISCC PLUS). This is a global certification scheme covering all kinds of biomass production through the entire value chain. ISCC ensures biomass production which complies with environmental, climate and social requirements.

You can read more about ISCC at http://www.iscc-system.org

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Energy use accounts for a large part of our CO2 emissions and efforts to reduce energy consumption are a high priority. We are focusing on two key strategies on the path to a renewable energy future.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Energy use accounts for a large part of our CO2 emissions and efforts to reduce energy consumption are a high priority. We are focusing on two key strategies on the path to a renewable energy future. These include undertaking energy efficiency measures across the company and reducing emissions associated with the purchase of energy.

In 2015, Elopak became the first packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, committing to sourcing 100% renewable electricity from 2016 onwards for all production units and offices worldwide, excluding two joint ventures.

You can read more on these initiatives in the latest Environmental Report.

Protecting rainforest and the orangutan in Borneo, Indonesia

The Rimba Raya project protects over 640 square kilometers of rainforest and forms a vital patrolled buffer zone between the palm oil plantations and the Tanjung Puting National Park, home to one of the last remaining wild populations of orangutans on Earth. The project protects the local rainforest by two main mechanisms: by incentivizing the local population to protect the forest and by direct prevention of illegal logging by patrols and guard towers. Furthermore, the project improves the local communities, including providing clean water, improved health care for forest dependent communities and employment opportunities for local people in the area. The project is validated and verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and has obtained Triple Gold status within the Climate Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard.

The Rimba Raya project has saved a large portion of the area in dark green from becoming palm oil plantations. The project is the largest donor to the Orangutan Foundation International, which runs several protection programs for the orangutan population.

Improved Cookstoves project

The Kenya Improved Cookstoves project aims to tackle key development issues by building sustainable supply chains for the provision of these efficient cooking products. As a Gold Standard project, the objective is to serve the most vulnerable communities across Kenya, tackling health issues of traditional cookstoves, reducing dependence on non-renewable biomass sources, while promoting financial security and female empowerment. By April 2016, 251,000 stoves had been sold, enabling the future introduction of other important products, such as solar lanterns and agricultural inputs.

Carbon Neutral explained:


Elopak is a carbon neutral company from Elopak AS on Vimeo.

The carbon neutral certification is in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol and has been verified by an independent third-party, Anthesis Consulting Group.