PPEC’s popular fact sheets have been revamped and updated, all 34 of them. Broken into five sections of interest, the factsheets cover a broad range of topics: from why packaging exists to where it comes from (trees); from what it’s made from to how it’s made; and to the industry’s history of reduction, re-use, and recycling.
Here’s the complete list. Click here to find out more.
- Why do we need packaging?
- Packaging Facts & Figures
- Corrugated Boxes
- Paper Bags
- Paper Boxes
- What do you mean “cardboard” doesn’t exist?
Where does paper packaging come from?
- Paper packaging comes from a renewable resource
- The Truth About Trees
- Re-growing the forest
- Canada leads the world in forest certification
- Forest certification standards in Canada
- The biggest consumer of the forest is not the forest industry (surprise!)
- The facts on deforestation
- Responsible sourcing of raw materials
What’s paper packaging made from?
- Virgin, recycled, and blended (or mixed) pulp
- Most boxes and cartons made in Canada are 100% recycled content
- What you can say about recycled content in Canada
- Only 11% of Canadian boxes, bags and cartons are made from freshly-cut trees
- Made from renewable energy (biomass, hydro)
How is paper packaging made?
- Paper Packaging Flow Chart
- What happens at a packaging mill
- What happens at a converter (box) plant
The 3Rs (Reduction, Re-use, Recycling)
- Reduction: Making do with less
- Re-Use: Corrugated Re-trippers
- Re-Use: Not necessarily “environmentally friendlier” than recycling
- Re-Use: Sanitisation issues
- Recycling: Most paper packaging is recyclable and/or compostable
- Recycling: What “recyclable” means
- Recycling: Virtually 100% of Canadians can recycle boxes and cartons
- Recycling: Pioneering the recycling of old boxboard cartons
- Recycling: Wax alternatives are recyclable
- Recycling: PPEC wants old boxes banned from landfill
- Recycling: Where does used packaging go?
- Composting: The composting alternative