Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa
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Smurfit Kappa Packaging Solutions

Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging - What We Do - Smurfit Kappa

We contribute to a sustainable world by designing and delivering cost effective packaging solutions for our customers. We achieve this by preventing waste of packaged products, by optimizing material usage and by reducing transport trips through appropriate packaging design.

The green face of packaging – sustainability included as standard.

We contribute to a sustainable world by designing and delivering cost effective packaging solutions for our customers, by preventing waste of packaged products, by optimizing material usage and by reducing transport trips through appropriate packaging design. Our products contribute to a sustainable world thanks to their recyclable and renewable characteristics.

100% natural: All paper-based based packaging is made from a natural and renewable raw material – wood. The wood fibers we use are mostly from forest thinnings and sawmill waste from the construction and timber industry.

100% recyclable: All paper-based packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable with no need for a single box to go to landfill. All corrugated, solid board and folding carton packaging can be collected, re-cleaned, reprocessed and remade back into another box in around 14 days, demonstrating a truly closed loop approach.

Chain of Custody: We have started a far-reaching program of Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for our entire paper and board operations. Wherever our packaging is purchased, our aim is that it will only use materials originating from well-managed forests, controlled sources, reclaimed materials, or a mixture of these.

Sustainable packaging design: The design of packaging also plays an important role in minimizing any impact on the environment. We aim to minimize the amount of packaging used whilst optimizing performance across the supply chain through precisely calculating the best pallet formation to maximize space. This allows us and our customers to reduce raw material consumption, take vehicles off the roads and eliminate product damage.