Recycled content increases
April 7, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Shipments of corrugated and boxboard material for use in Canada were close to 60% average recycled content in 2005,…
Shipments of corrugated and boxboard material for use in Canada were close to 60% average recycled content in 2005, according to the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC).
Reports indicate the average recycled content of domestic shipments of material to be converted into corrugated boxes and boxboard cartons rose 1% in 2005, to reach 58%.
“The average fluctuates according to marketplace changes such as machine of mill closedowns,” said PPEC executive director, John Mullinder, “but 58% is still a pretty good number and by far the highest of all packaging materials.”
Containerboars used to make corrugated boxes averaged 54% recycled content in 2005, while the boxboard carton averaged 83%. Roughly 73% of Canadian packaging mills manufacture board from 100% recycled materials.
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