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Packaging 101

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Why do we need packaging?

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Packaging Facts & Figures

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Corrugated Boxes

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Paper Bags

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Paper Boxes

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What do you mean "cardboard" doesn't exist?

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Where does paper packaging come from?

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Paper packaging comes from a renewable resource

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The Truth about Trees

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Re-growing the forest

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Canada leads the world in forest certification

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Forest certification standards in Canada

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The biggest consumer of the forest is not the forest industry (surprise!)

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The facts on deforestation

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Responsible sourcing of raw materials

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What's paper packaging made from?

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Virgin, recycled, and blended (or mixed) pulp

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Most boxes and cartons made in Canada are 100% recycled content

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What you can say about recycled content in Canada

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Only 11% of Canadian boxes, bags and cartons are made from freshly-cut trees

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Made from renewable energy (biomass, hydro)

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How is paper packaging made?

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Paper Packaging Flow Chart

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What happens at a packaging mill

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What happens at a converter (box) plant

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The 3Rs (Reduction, Re-Use, Recycling)

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Reduction: Making do with less

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Re-Use: Corrugated Re-trippers

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Re-Use: Not necessarily “environmentally friendlier” than recycling

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Re-Use: Sanitisation issues

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Recycling: Most paper packaging is recyclable and/or compostable

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Recycling: What “recyclable” means

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Recycling: Virtually 100% of Canadians can recycle boxes and cartons

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Recycling: Pioneering the recycling of old boxboard cartons

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Recycling: Wax alternatives are recyclable

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Recycling: PPEC wants old boxes banned from landfill

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Recycling: Where does used packaging go?

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Composting: The composting alternative

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