Paper Packaging

Paper Remains Top Pick for Recyclable Packaging

July 16, 2020

Rising consumer demands call for fast, easy, reliable — and recyclable — packaging. As more consumers seek ways to become environmentally responsible, paper is a good choice for companies that ship goods to boost sustainability practices. 

Our paper solutions help reduce environmental impacts before and after they've reached the consumer. SEALED AIR® brand paper packaging is made from 100% recycled content, manufactured in our paper mills that are certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and is easy for consumers to recycle. 

Implementing Responsible Practices With Paper

According to the University of Minnesota, the U.S. benchmark for water use within pulp and paper mills is approximately 17,000 gallons/ton of paper. That equates to 213 average-size bathtubs. Sealed Air has more responsible practices and operates two state-of-the-art paper facilities in Pennsylvania. Both plants are rich in paper-making history and tradition yet outfitted with the latest technological advancements. These plants produce less than 1% waste material, and our Modena facility operates one of the few completely closed-loop water systems in the country. This means all the water used to manufacture the paper is re-circulated through the mill and not discharged to a municipal wastewater treatment center. 

Paper With a Purpose

Paper is a sturdy, ecological packaging material. When used as void fill, paper is a recyclable replacement for foam packing peanuts. When used as a cushioning agent, paper can provide blocking and bracing protection similar to expanded polystyrene foam, which is not recyclable.  

Paper is stronger than you might think. Employing the engineering of Sealed Air’s systems, which crimp and create multi-ply solutions, paper has the power to protect heavy-duty products such as mechanical parts during transit. Our new, comprehensive range of SEALED AIR® brand paper packaging systems help you integrate sustainable solutions into your operation during critical times without incurring higher shipping costs or damage.

Sealed Air offers an array of sustainable packaging solutions — but paper remains the top pick for recyclable packaging. If you’re looking to add paper to your operation, pick the most environmentally responsible packaging partner who can help you do it right and who will be there as your business grows.