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Cardboard Packaging and the Environment

Today’s consumer requires packaging that can be reduced, re-used or recycled and this includes the packaging materials in which goods are shipped. Clifford Packaging is always looking for ways to help their customers make informed decisions about the packaging products they purchase.

In the UK 12.5 million tonnes of paper is consumed per year, of which cartonboard contributes 743,000 tonnes and corrugated cardboard 2.4 million tonnes. This equates to 12.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year, so anything that can be done to reduce this is a step in the right direction.

Corrugated fibreboard is environmentally friendly as the paper is sourced from recycled fibres or managed forests, with the capability of being 100% recyclable. All standard grades of paper used in the manufacture of corrugated products now contain recycled fibres. Our manufacturing sites are BRC accredited.

Clifford Packaging are committed to supporting environmental initiatives such as those proposed by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action programme); many of Clifford’s cartons now use D flute material instead of B flute, which results in flat packaging that is 25% thinner but just as strong. This means tat more cartons can be shipped in each truck load, resulting in further savings in fuel and emissions.

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All cardboard boxes can be reused & recycled. This means that less resources are used in the future, as recycled corrugated cardboard can be used in making further cardboard boxes, and re-use of boxes ensures maximum life-span of the original materials.


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Corrugated cardboard has a recycling rate of 84% in the UK – the highest recycling rate of any type of packaging.

Clifford Packaging and the Environment

  • ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation
  • BRC approved manufacturing sites
  • Packaging designs using less material
  • Collection of waste during manufacture
  • Use of recycled materials wherever possible
  • Careful selection of board grades
  • Purchase of materials from environmentally responsible suppliers

 

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Environment:

Eco-friendly packaging is sought after by consumers and retailers alike

“At Clifford Packaging we have a well-established record for working with our customers to reduce the environmental impact of packaging products. We are proud to hold ISO 14001 accreditation and we support the WRAP initiative.”  — Mike Gordon, Managing Director

Download the WRAP report: Reducing corrugated cardboard weight without compromising strength

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Corrugated fibreboard is environmentally friendly as the paper is sourced from recycled fibres or managed forests, with the capability of being 100% recyclable. Our manufacturing sites are BRC accredited.

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Clifford Packaging Limited
Network 65 Business Park.
Bentley Wood Way. Hapton,
Burnley. Lancs. BB11 5ST
Tel: +44 (0) 1282 458550
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