Canadian Packaging

Paper packaging edges closer to 80% average recycled content

Commentary from PPEC says recycled paper packaging content continues to rise.

May 12, 2017   by Canadian Packaging staff

TORONTO—Paper packaging made in Canada is edging closer to a national average of 80 per cent recycled content.

According to the industry’s latest survey of mills that produce board or paper that’s made into boxes, bags and cartons, the average recycled content of domestic shipments is now 77 per cent. That’s one percent higher than in the last survey in 2014, but 30 per cent higher than it was back in 1990.

“The 77 per cent is an average over three different packaging grades,”…

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