Why the “plastic to paper” transition is a must-have

Plastic packaging alone accounts for 26% of the total volume of plastic produced and used worldwide. Although it offers direct and indirect economic benefits (particularly the level of merchandise storage and fuel consumption for transport due to the reduced weight of the packaging), its low level of recycling makes it a threat to the oceans and the Planet.
There is a need to develop sustainable alternatives to disposable plastics.

The transition from plastic to paper provides a way to address the problem.
Why paper in particular? Paper-based products are mainly recyclable and have a lower en-vironmental impact from an end-of-life perspective.
Fedrigoni strongly supports a key role for paper in reducing single-use plastic: we are cre-ating paper solutions to replace plastic ones while ensuring the same technological per-formance.

The luxury packaging sector, where more circular design must meet the delivery of a so-phisticated and exclusive top-quality aesthetic and sensory experience, can lead the entire industry in this green transition.

We work responsibly toward this goal, innovating creatively from our expertise. We always use 100% FSC-certified cellulose and keep making progress to prove that paper can evolve and replace plastic for manifold needs, including packaging.

We discuss this in this Bit on Sustainability.

Bits on Sustainability are edited by Fedrigoni’s Sustainability Team and are part of the Group commitment to spreading a culture of sustainability.

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