SUSTAINABILITY

Imagine industrial packaging
that is part of a sustainable future.

Paper bags are recycled and biodegradable.

Europe is the world leader in paper recycling. Europe's paper recycling rate is 71.5%, which means that 59 million tonnes of paper are recycled annually - 2 tonnes of paper every second. Paper bags are part of this story because the fibers inside the paper bag in Europe are reused an average of 3.5 times. However, cellulose fiber from a paper product can be recycled up to six times before being converted to bioenergy or otherwise utilized at the end of its life cycle. Paper recycling means reducing pollutant emissions from landfills. In addition, if a paper bag were mistaken in nature, it would not harm the land or the oceans. As a natural product, it is biodegradable within just a few months without damaging the environment, unlike other types of bags, such as plastic ones, which take even more than 400 years to decompose.

Paper bags reduce the adverse effects on the climate.

All industrial activities affect the environment. However, the production and distribution of different types of bags in different ways affects the natural environment. The Swedish Institute for the Environment has conducted a study on greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production of various paper and plastic bags. The conclusion was that paper bags have an extremely low impact on potential global warming compared to bags with low-density polyethylene (regardless of the type of plastic).

Sustainability

Paper is made from wood - a natural and renewable material. As young trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Moreover, paper as a wood product still stores carbon dioxide throughout its life span. One cubic meter of wood traps 1 ton of carbon dioxide, emitting 0.7 tonnes of oxygen at a time. Wood is a raw material used in the production of paper, cardboard and paper bags. This natural resource is renewable and growing. More than a third of Europe is covered by forests. Forests in Europe cover 215 million hectares. It provides a wealth of natural resources and huge potential to mitigate the negative aspects of climate change.

When considering sustainability, our focus is on environmental management, employee relations, and engagement in the local community and taking responsibility for our products.

We ensure that our paper is sourced from sustainable, properly managed, FSC certified sources. One part of the material is made entirely of recycled raw materials.
 

NATURA TRADE d.o.o. is the holder of FSC certificate since 2015.

We reduce negative aspects of industrial production

Imagine a paper bag or cardboard box that exactly matches its purpose but is also a viable alternative to existing negative trends that disrupt the natural balance on our planet. This is what we aspire to at NATURA TRADE when looking for acceptable innovations. We accept reports from demanding visionaries and propose revolutionary concepts for paper bags or cardboard boxes that protect the climate, forests, and biodiversity. This is one of the most important aspects of the business ethics behind the NATURA TRADE initiative for sustainable development.

We give your contribution to the popularization of the idea of the need to preserve our planet

Collaboration with us comes naturally. As more and more end consumers base their purchasing decisions on the care of protecting our planet or the local community in which they live, we are here to help you respond to the eco-motivated wishes of your customers. We are committed to utopian, but not unattainable, carbon-free production for a cleaner and brighter future. The raw material we use in production is derived from responsibly managed forests, more specifically, which have a strict chain of storage processes to meet FSC requirements. Therefore, NATURA TRADE customers can pass this message on to the end-user through the appropriate FSC logo.

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