Sonoco releases results from a recent trial with Sustana in collaboration with Kellogg’s.
Sonoco (NYSE: SON), a leading global sustainable packaging company, today announced favorable results from a recent trial with Sustana in collaboration with Kellogg’s, providing new opportunities to recycle paper containers.
“Part of having packaging that’s a sustainability success involves making sure its materials are made and sourced responsibly. Sonoco’s paper containers are made with 100% recycled fiber paperboard, of which 90% is post-consumer recycled content.” states Michael Pratt, Senior Sustainability Specialist of Sonoco.
Through three third-party sortation trials, Sonoco confirmed that paper containers with steel bottoms can be recycled in the steel stream. The next step was to further increase the recyclability of paper containers in the paper stream. There was already proven success in producing 100% recycled paperboard with up to 85% post-consumer fiber from bales of mixed paper at all Sonoco U.S. paper mills, but it was still unknown if paper containers could be recycled further.
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