Folding Cartons considered most sustainable Packaging format
European brand owners and retailers consider folding cartons as the most sustainable packaging format.
This is the message delivered from a study conducted by Smithers Pira in Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain to investigate attitudes on sustainability in packaging
Brand owners choice of folding cartons as the “most sustainable” packaging format was based on the product’s ability to meet a combination of key environmental considerations, including that they can be made from renewable forestry and PEFC/FSC certified resources.
In other key findings, 96% of respondents considered sustainable packaging to be important to their business and 62% expect a growing need for sustainability in packaging.
Respondents considered that this growth in demand for sustainable packaging was being driven by rising consumer awareness and government and local authority procurement policies.
The complete study can be found on the Pro Carton website.