Why should businesses consider using sustainable zero tree packaging? Deforestation and forest degradation are some of the largest drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss. Between 1990 and 2020, 420 million hectares of forest was lost. That’s an area larger than the European Union! A massive 15 billion trees are cut down annually and 60% of these are currently used in the paper and board making process.
Of the 15 billion lost trees, only 5 billion are replanted. The intergovernmental Panel that tackles climate change have estimated that 23% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions came from agriculture, forestry and other land use between 2007-2016. 11% of all greenhouse gas emissions are primarily generated from deforestation.
Deforestation is currently responsible for around 10% of all global warming. Therefore the current climate crisis of global warming cannot be stopped without putting an end to cutting down trees. As trees absorb and store carbon dioxide, when forests are disturbed, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. It’s crucial we take action now!
Here is a quick explainer video on how trees are helping shape the future of our planet, by Woodland Trust.
What if packaging could be manufactured to offer the exact same quality, strength and appearance of corrugated board but without cutting down any trees at all? Our RAW packaging range is just that! RAW packaging is made using agricultural waste and can reduce carbon emissions by 28%! The launch of RAW is a refreshing and invigorating step towards sustainability.
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You can make the switch to sustainable zero tree packaging. Download our buyers guide for a little more insight into what zero tree packaging is and how it can revolutionise the packaging industry.