With ecommerce reaching its largest ever share of total retail sales in 2020 and continuing to grow, attention to the types of packaging used for product returns also is increasing as brands, retailers and others across the supply chain seek reverse logistics solutions that contribute to a more sustainable, circular economy.

Total Containerboard production in November increased two percent compared to November 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same 11 months of 2019. 

In recent months, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for home deliveries has increased significantly. In order to continue to meet its ambitious sustainability targets, Delhaize worked in collaboration with DS Smith’s team of circular design experts to reimagine its e-commerce packaging and cut delivery volumes.

Total Containerboard production in October increased three percent compared to October 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2019.

Judging from doorsteps, the holiday shopping season has started earlier than usual. No, we don’t mean decorations on doors, we mean cardboard boxes are popping up on doorsteps across the country in unprecedented numbers.

Paper and paperboard manufacturing is being impacted by online shopping and other global forces. This dominating change in consumer purchasing habits is creating opportunity for the packaging industry that is being supported by a variety of disruptive technologies.

Renewed interest in fibers derived from natural cellulose (non-petrochemical) sources has seen demand for such fibers grow to 6 million tons per year currently, an approximate doubling of demand since 2000, according to Tecnon OrbiChem’s supply and demand data.

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