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Circular packaging: paper-based packaging closes the loop

Read more about how we produce corrugated packaging and how it supports your commitment to sustainability.

VPK and the Circular Economy

We are committed to keep resources in use for as long as possible, optimise their value while in use, and recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of their life.

Paper-based packaging is a perfect fit for the Circular Economy. It’s 100% recyclable, bio-based and biodegradable. In fact, corrugated packaging is one of the most recycled paper products in the world.

Recycled paper and cardboard provide 88% of the raw material for new corrugated boxes, while efficient recycling processes allow fibres to be reused for new packaging.

What makes corrugated packaging special?

Four reasons why corrugated packaging is the most versatile form of protective packaging

  • Robust and strong – Ideal for the transportation of all kinds of goods
  • Easily printable – Excellent to support your image and promote your brand at the same time
  • 100% recyclable – The first choice for brand owners and specifiers who value sustainability
  • Multi-purpose – Thanks to a wide range of board combinations, boxes can be as small or as large as you need them

What other cardboard do we produce?

Products such as fresh and frozen meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, fish and flowers often contain a high moisture content and are typically packed in damp or high humidity environments. To protect and transport these products, solid board packaging is required. This is ideal for these fast-moving fresh and frozen applications due to the combination of these advantages:

  • High moisture resistance for use in damp environments
  • High density gives rigidity to packaging
  • Smoothness allows it to be flexo and offset printed
  • Suitable for easy addition of precise folding and cutting lines
  • Limited thickness allows cost-effective handling and storage

Discover more information on solid board, as well as VPK’s production sites for corrugated cardboard and solid board.

Read more on VPK's sustainability commitment

Recycled paper is the basis of all our packaging products. Our paper mills are at the forefront of innovation in terms of energy efficiency. We continuously invest to close the production loop, supporting the circular economy, and putting all of our resources – including energy, water, materials and waste streams – to the best possible use.