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Paper Container Recyclability

Big steps to increase sustainability

Recyclabilty Whitepaper

This whitepaper details information about recycling trends in Europe and the US, as well as how the use of rigid paper cans can reduce the amount of waste to landfill.

The white paper advises that with 53.5 million metric tons of paper packaging in Europe being used to transport consumer and industrial products, paper packaging recycling is more important than ever before.

The report also highlights the important role of rigid paper cans in the food and drink industry, detailing how they can be used to protect high-quality food products while maintaining shelf life and increasing shelf appeal.

In addition, rigid paper cans can be recycled with most existing infrastructure because they are suitable for most of the kerbside collections and sortation processes in Europe. Pulping tests at Sonoco’s standard and specialised mills in Europe have proven that paper cans are compatible with existing paper recycling processes. The white paper highlights research into this, as well as findings about a trial using digital watermarks to sort and recycle waste – a new process that is set to revolutionise recycling sorting in the future.

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