Why choose paper sacks? The question should truly be, why wouldn't you?
Paper Sacks offer functionality, sustainability and the most natural packaging. They are the Best alternative for packaging! The Paper Sack Industry cares for the enviroment and is often taken as an example to follow! Packaging is essential for avoiding waste, protecting goods, for transportation and for it's promotional function.
"Forestry, paper and packaging are among the most sustainable industries in existence." CEO Perspectives 2008, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Technical Evolution - Towards a greener process
For decades, Research Development has made a huge progress, constantly improving paper resistance, elasticity and porosity.
The average weight of a paper sack is now 130 gr, 25% less than 15 years ago. 10 years ago 3 sheets of Kraft paper were required to produce a standard paper sack, now there are only 2 sheets or even 1 sheet.
All of the inks used are water based and most of the glues are starch based.
Modern sack manufacturing technology allows the optimisation of the components used.
The Kraft Paper and Paper Sack Industry
For 15 years our industry has run studies to measure its enviromental impact, providing the basis for continous improvement.
Recent Improvements have been made in 4 main categories:
Today more than 50% of the total energy consumption of the European pulp and paper industry comes from biomass fuels which are CO2 neutral.
Want more reasons to Love Paper Sacks? That isn't a problem, we can give you plenty more facts and you'll love them all the more!
Sustainability and climate change are top of the agenda for most CEO’s and today’s environmentally conscientious consumers. The paper and paper based packaging industry has a great sustainability story to tell and it’s time we started to share it. So International paper has written The Little Green Book in order to make it easier for everyone to understand some of the key facts about how sustainable our industry is. This should no longer be a best kept secret. Everyone has the right to know!
International Paper examines some of the commonly held myths about our business in relation to sustainability and sets the record straight. It is a reality check that our industry has, beyond any reasonable doubt, a truly fantastic environmental sustainability story to tell.
These are the facts. Read them. Know them. Use them.
....and there you'll have your answer: Why we choose paper sacks!
"When people use more paper, suppliers plant more trees. If we want bigger commercial forests, then we should use more paper not less. Our policies should directly protect important wildlife habitats, not to try to reduce our demand for paper." Edward L. Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard University
"It's time to set the record straight - It's time to be clear about the truth,
To set the record straight, beyond any reasonable doubt, about our
industry and its contribution to enviromental sustainability.
It's time for a reality check.
It's time to seperate myth from reality.
It's time to know the facts."
"Read them - Know them - Use them."