Carbon Footprint of Packaging Materials – Comparsion

A recent article by Waqas Qureshi on the Packaging News website discussed a study which compared the carbon footprint of a number of packaging materials compared to cartonboard. The study was entitled “Cartonboard Life Cycle; Comparing the carbon footprint of carton packaging against alternative solutions” and was carried out by the RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) Bioeconomy unit for Pro Carton.

It examines the full lifecycle environmental performance of cartonboard in frozen food, ready meal, fast food and small electricals packaging, compared to other commonly-used packaging materials, such as multilaminate film bags, PP trays, PET trays and PVC blister packs.

Below we have summarised the key finding in an Infographic.