Guidelines for Recycled Content in Paper and Paperboard Packaging

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Guidelines for Recycled Content in Paper and Paperboard Packaging

Guidelines for Recycled Content in Paper and Paperboard Packaging highlights the opportunities and challenges for using recycled fiber in packaging. The 31-page report outlines opportunities to use recycled content in 20 common retail packaging applications, including shopping and take-out bags, cereal boxes, toothbrush blister packs, software boxes, and coffee canisters.

The report was completed in collaboration with packaging designers and engineers, as well as pulp and paper mill operations, and it is a companion to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s 2010 report, Guidelines for Increasing Post Consumer Recycled Content in Plastic Packaging. It provides reference charts that offer a snapshot of the performance, regulatory, technical, aesthetic considerations, market availability, and cost considerations in using recycled content.

Released March 2012

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Contact:

Adam Gendell
Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
adam.gendell@greenblue.org
434.817.1424 x321

@adamgendell