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Benefits of Using Paper Packaging

Paper packaging is a sustainable, reliable, and cost-efficient way to transport and protect a wide range of products like groceries, medicine, animal feed, and cement.


Paper-based packaging is recycled more than any other packaging material in the U.S.

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Reliable and Secure

From boxes that arrive at our doorsteps to bags that carry groceries, paper-based packaging products are designed to be reliable and secure.

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Made to be sturdy, but lightweight, as well as versatile and cost-efficient, paper-based packaging products are a practical choice made daily by millions of businesses and consumers alike.

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What are some types of paper packaging?

Containerboard & Paperboard

Containerboard is best known as cardboard, but is also referred to as containerboard, corrugated containerboard, and corrugated fiberboard within the industry. Containerboard is the single most-recycled packaging material in the U.S.

Paperboard, also known as boxboard, is a paper-based material that is generally thicker than regular paper. Paperboard comes in several different grades suitable for different needs – from cereal boxes to medicinal and cosmetic boxes.

Paper Bags & Shipping Sacks

Paper bags and shipping sacks come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

You probably use them daily for shopping, carrying heavy groceries, as well as packing school lunches or to carry and protect your takeout food.

Shipping sacks, also referred to as multiwall sacks, are made from more than one wall of paper and other protective barriers. They are ideal for shipping bulk materials. In addition, shipping sacks as well as paper bags are recyclable, reusable and compostable.

Paper bags and shipping sacks are highly recycled, reusable, and compostable.

Why Should I Use Paper Packaging?

Paper packaging gives all of us a sustainable option for carrying our purchases, shipping in bulk, and packaging our medicines and makeup.

Advantages include:

  • Cost: these products are while offering a great deal of flexibility and customization
  • Convenience: paper packaging is sturdy, holds a lot without breaking, and can easily be broken down for recycling
  • Flexibility: both lightweight and strong, paper packaging is incredibly adaptable. Think of the brown paper sack — it can carry groceries, serve as a bag for lawn clippings, be used by children as sturdy book covers, be composted, or be stored to be used over and over again as a paper bag. The possibilities are seemingly endless!

Want to learn more about paper packaging? Hear from the pulp and paperworkers who make paper-based packaging explain how these products are incredibly innovative from start to finish.

Hear it from Pulp and Paper Workers

“You're always learning new ways and faster ways and better ways for the process." — Glenda Thompson, Instrumentation Tech