Corrugated packaging

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For us, corrugated packaging is more than just a box.

We can help you meet your sustainability goals, and your customers’ demands for climate-friendly packaging.

Corrugated packaging:

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Helps combat global warming with a reduced carbon footprint.

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Is a recycling champion and is designed for circularity.

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Is an climate-friendly alternative to fossil plastic.
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Is made of renewable wood fibers from sustainable, FSC® or PEFC certified sources.
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Is hygienic and safe to use in food contact applications.
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Corrugated packaging helps you meet your CO2 targets

  • We set ambitious CO2 reduction targets for our operations and report on our progress. Read more here
  • Packaging optimization services can help you reduce CO2 emissions related to transport, for example. Read more about
    Packaging Design
  • Carbon offsetting is one more tool in the fight against climate change. Read more about our service CarbonZero here
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Recycling

Corrugated packaging is a recycling champion, designed for circularity

  • Corrugated packaging is collected and recycled all over Europe.
  • Paper and board packaging has a very high recycling rate, on average over 80%*
  • We design for circularity, for example by designing out waste and designing for functionality and recyclability. Read more about circular bioeconomy
  • Fibers can be recycled 7-9 times, and in some cases even more. Recycled fibers are used to make new corrugated packaging. Read more about recycling

* European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) Monitoring Report 2018

Is a climate friendly alternative to fossil plastic

  • Regulatory changes, for example the European Union ban on single use plastic items increases the need for more eco-friendly and circular solutions.
  • To prove the benefits of corrugated solutions compared to alternatives, we carry out Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) as a sustainability service
  • A Life-Cycle Analysis analyses the selected life cycle stages of a material, product, or service, revealing its potential environmental or human health impacts. They can be used when designing a new product or evaluating an exisisting one.
  • Our LCA study performed on EcoFishBox, shows that it achieves at least 40% lower emissions compared to EPS boxes regarding greenhouse gas emissions.
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Wood fibers from 100% sustainable sources

  • The raw material for corrugated solutions comes from sustainably managed forests.
  • Our products are recyclable and produced under FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody system. Certified products are available on request. Stora Enso Communications’ FSC®  trademark license number: FSC-N001919.
  • We always ensure that the forests and plantations we harvest wood from are duly regenerated.
  • Read about our commitment to biodiversity
  • Read more about our commitment to sustainable forestry

*Certifications are available at request. Stora Enso Communications’ FSC® trademark license number is FSC-N001919.

Hygienic packaging for uncompromised food safety

  • We ensure the hygiene and safety of food packaging from sourcing to delivery.
  • We are proud to say that our corrugated mills in Finland and our Mosina mill in Poland are certified according to the more demanding food safety management system:
    FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management Certification Scheme. This enables a number of new use cases in order to reduce plastics within the food industry.
  • All our Stora Enso Packaging Solutions European mills’ food contact materials and articles comply with the Regulation (EC) 1934/2004 and are produced according to Regulation (EC) 2023/2006.
  • Our suppliers are obliged to comply with our requirements.
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Circular Design Guide for Packaging

In our Circular Design Guide for Packaging, you will find

  • An overview of circular bioeconomy
  • An introduction to how to communicate the benefits of renewable and circular materials effectively
  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions on circular packaging design
  • Insight on the operating environment and key terms

Read on, and let’s make the right choices together.

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