paper is natural, plant-based, and recyclable
PackageOne is committed to the responsible use of natural materials in its corrugated packaging. Paper, the primary ingredient of our production is a sustainable, renewable, recyclable, plant-based product which connects us in so many ways to the important things in life.
And thanks to industry leadership and the tireless efforts of the millions of Americans who recycle paper at their work and in their homes, paper recovery has reached record levels. In 2012, over 65 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling.
Since 1990, when the paper industry established its first recovery goal to advance recycling in the United States, paper recovery has grown by more than 85 percent. Comparatively, the recovery rate for metal is 35 percent; glass is 27 percent; and plastic is only 8 percent.
This return supply enables PackageOne to produce its packaging with 65% recycled content on average. PackageOne has also become Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified and taken the steps necessary to ensure the remaining virgin materials used in its packaging are harvested from well-managed forests that replant several more in the place of any that are removed. And as young trees grow, they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Furthermore, as a wood-based product, paper also continues to store carbon throughout its lifetime.
Sustainable forest management is contributing to carbon sequestration and storage. In the United States, the total carbon sequestered by forests and the creation of wood products during the 1990s reached almost 200 megatons per year – around 10 percent of U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.2
Planting new trees can significantly help to combat global warming. For every ton of wood a forest produces, it removes 1.47 ton of CO2 from the air and replaces it with 1.07 ton of oxygen.3
Paper is a responsible choice because it comes from a renewable resource and is the product of sunlight, soil, nutrients and water. In addition, paper is one of the most recyclable products on the planet.