The world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests are being cut down at an alarming rate to make paper products such as take-out containers, shoeboxes, shipping boxes, and other packaging.
Every year, roughly three billion trees are cut down to make paper packaging, threatening our planet’s Ancient and Endangered Forests, ecosystems thousands of years in the making, along with all the species and communities that call them home.
Today’s production of paper packaging is boxing us into a corner and destroying vital forest ecosystems around the world. In doing so, it is destabilizing our climate and undermining vital support systems for life on earth. It doesn’t have to be this way. Canopy’s work focuses on the systems-wide transformative change to protect Ancient and Endangered Forests and deliver truly sustainable packaging solutions.
Paper packaging doesn’t have to equal trees. There are technologies and solutions that exist right now that change the market equation to one that adds up for both industry and the planet. Next Generation Solutions utilize alternative fibres, including agricultural waste, to make strong and versatile packaging while taking the pressure off of forests, lowering carbon emissions, and enabling a circular economy.
Our Pack4Good initiative invites industry leaders to think outside the box and implement real solutions to ensure that Ancient and Endangered Forests aren’t cut down to package your next delivery. We work to guide and support brands to green their paper packaging supply chains, answer growing customer demand pushing for change, increase the uptake of Next Generation solutions, and keep forests standing in the process.
Tools to trace the source
Knowledge is power, and in this case, knowledge can create a more sustainable consumer supply chain.
When you are looking for paper and paper packaging that is eco-friendly, look to our EcoPaper Database to find options that help conserve forests.
Partner with Canopy
We develop collaborative partnerships with forward-looking companies to reduce sourcing risks, transform supply chains, conserve forests and protect our natural world.
The solutions we propose are big, bold, and innovative, and we seek partners who are equally motivated to use their influence to bring about the holistic, and lasting change our world needs. Join us and partner with Canopy today.
The Ancient Forest Friendly™ designation and logo from Canopy represents the highest ecological qualities in the paper industry.
Paper recycling can play a big part in taking the pressure off the world’s ancient forests.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent, third party certification scheme that audits on-the-ground logging operations according to ten international principles and criteria.