Food and drink cartons have one of the lowest carbon footprints for packaging in their category, primarily because they are made from 75% wood fibre, a natural, renewable resource.
The shape and lightweight design of cartons mean they are space and transport efficient. A truck loaded with filled cartons transports approximately 95% product and only 5% packaging, reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared with the transportation of heavier and less space efficient products. Similarly, before they are filled cartons are highly space efficient as they travel flat-pack.
The food and drink carton industry is fully committed to using energy efficient measures to reduce its environmental impact even further, with each member company having its own CO2 reduction targets in place.