10 Generations from Now, part 3
The debate over whether paperboard or plastic offers the most environmentally friendly packaging solution misses the point, which is this: the entire packaging industry has an unprecedented opportunity:
- to create new materials that minimize greenhouse gases
- to use substrates which do not deplete the planet's resources
- to educate the consumer so that we all learn to live more sustainably.
The High Ground
Virtually all paperboard packaging comes from trees grown and harvested right here in the United States.
AF&PA member mills generate an average of 65% of their energy needs onsite from carbon-neutral biomass.
The forest products industry plants three times as many trees as it harvests; the more trees we plant, the more carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. Download a fact sheet from the USDA on carbon sequestration and follow this link to learn more: http://www.epa.gov/sequestration/faq.html.
In the long run, it’s not about paper versus plastic; it’s about taking responsibility; it’s about doing the right thing; it’s about working toward leaving a world our great-great-grandchildren will be grateful to inherit from us.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Paperboard - the Planet's Choice for Packaging.
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