The growing environmental awareness in industry, politics and society, as well as the increasing scarcity of raw materials, means that environmental issues will gain importance in the future. By choosing paper sacks as packaging solutions for their dry bulk goods, producers and fillers are choosing the environmentally friendly option and contributing to sustainable development in their supply chains.
The agreement of the United Nations conference on climate change, COP21, in December 2015 puts even more pressure on the issue, with a target temperature increase below 1.5 °C by the end of the century, compared with pre-industrial times, and a focus on minimising the use of all kinds of fossil materials – the raw materials for polyethylene sacks.
Sack kraft paper is an excellent source of fibre for the recycling industry. Its long, strong fibres can be recycled several times and are commonly used as secondary raw materials in the paper industry.