PACKAGING FOR THE PLANET

We need to dramatically reduce the volume of single use plastics flowing into our oceans and landfills on a daily basis. Paper, cardboard, and wood are great solutions to this problem—they’re biodegradable, more environmentally sustainable, and have a lower carbon footprint than plastic.

Plastics in the ocean pose environmental, economic, health, aesthetic, and cultural threats, according to the UN Environment Programme. These threats include the degradation of marine and coastal habitats and the ecosystems that, in turn, affect the people who rely on them.

There is increasing demand for better packaging. One out of three Americans have actively tried to buy products packaged in something other than single-use plastic. Using the SFI label is a great way to let consumers know that the product comes from a sustainable source. In fact, 54% of American consumers are aware of the SFI label according to a recent study by TwoSides. This creates an opportunity for forest products to offer better choices for those consumers – and for the planet.

U.S. Packaging Preferences 2020

U.S. PACKAGING PREFERENCES 2020

A study of consumer preferences, perceptions and attitudes toward packaging.
Evergreen Packaging Study
Managing Packaging Perceptions
Certifications Matter