The Future of Circular Packaging Design

Monday, May 23, 2022 10:10 - 10:40

Consumers are becoming more concerned  about the environmental impact of the products they are buying, including packaging. Brand owners are looking for ways to reduce the use of fossil-based materials and make their packaging easy to recycle

Fresh wood fibre-based packaging is renewable, easy to recycle, comes with a low carbon footprint and is a safe choice for food packaging. Additionally, the circularity of packaging can be further increased by creating structures that enable the use of lighter-weight paperboard, or structures that minimise or even remove the use of glue, all without compromising the packaging performance. By using smart packaging designs, fibre-based materials and biodegradable barriers, brand owners can create more sustainable consumer experiences and support the circular economy.

Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director, Metsä Board