Pro Carton have just released the results of their study into how much carbon is emitted during the production of cardboard packaging. We look at the figures and assess just how environmentally friendly this material is.

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Jan. 21, 2020 - Toronto -based Corporate Knights, renowned for its contribution to promoting clean capitalism, has just released its annual list of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, following an in-depth analysis of over 7,000 international organizations with revenues exceeding $1 billion.

The recently published Pro Carton Carbon Footprint for Carton Packaging report demonstrated that the carton industry is not only reducing its CO2 emissions but, in declaring a very low carbon footprint of 326kg CO2 per tonne of converted cartons, that its environmental impact is much less than most other packaging materials.

Forests are at the heart of society’s action to combat climate change and its impacts. As carbon sinks, trees capture and store carbon, removing significant volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Forest products meanwhile, provide us with a carbon-neutral alternative to our reliance on fossil fuels.

Harmac Pacific in Nanaimo will receive more than $800,000 in provincial funding for a new sludge treatment system that the company says will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of natural gas it needs to burn for its boilers.

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