Renewable Matter # 16 / May-June

DS Smith: The Power of Less

by Ilaria N. Brambilla

Focus Paper


15 billion boxes produced every year, 5.4 million tonnes of paper, plastic, and other materials recovered and reused in the production cycle. All this reconverted in new packaging within 2 weeks.


Until about 20 years ago, the papermaking industry was regarded as one of the most detrimental sectors on the planet precisely because of the raw materials employed: cellulose and wood pulp provided by forests. Over time, however, a great deal has changed and the industry now boasts excellent cases of companies that have embedded sustainability and circular economy principles into...

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