The Power of Paper

May 7, 2019 by
Romy Piepenbrock

sustainabilityThe way we take care of our environment has been a hot topic all over the world for quite some time. Just think about the discussion on pollution in the oceans and the huge amount of plastic waste that is produced. 

The environment is sending a wake-up call to the world, governments worldwide finally seem to be willing to hear it. While plastic is ruining nature and ocean life, the best defence is to use less of it and to make sure that it won’t stay the easiest option for everyone.

Cross-border e-commerce: The Power of Paper

What is the power of paper. Paper is one of the most sustainable products as it is made from renewable resources. It is biodegradable and can cycle back in its original source for renewable energy. As trees grow they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Furthermore, as a wood product, paper also continues to store carbon throughout its lifetime. It is a non-toxic biodegradable material. Biodegradable Biodegradation is the process by which biological organisms break down substances into basic compounds like CO2, water, and biomass. For natural items like paper this process can take as little as a week to a few months. Other man-made products, like plastics, can take so long to degrade that for all practical purposes they are considered non-biodegradable.

Download the full whitepaper on Ranpak's site. Find out more here.

 

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