Consumers and brand owners are looking for ways to reduce plastic waste and find alternatives to plastic. Recycling rates of paper and paperboard packaging are double compared to the current plastic packaging recycling rates.
Metsä Board is working on plastic-free barrier board solutions that are recyclable and lightweight, providing alternatives to plastics in food and foodservice uses requiring barrier properties.
A study commissioned by Metsä Board looked at the differences between plastic and paperboard packaging in cherry tomatoes. The study included three parts: Climate impact, food waste and consumer perception.