Quantum and the Environment
Quantum Print and Packaging Ltd is dedicated to being an environmentally responsible manufacturer.
To help achieve this we have been accredited with ISO14001.
We also operate a strict environmental policy and have CSR certification (corporate social responsibility).
The materials we use are FSC or PEFC certified and we have complete traceability through the supply chain from forest to finished product. We also use recycled materials where possible.
Carton board and cartons are manufactured from a sustainable and renewable resource and as such are the most sustainable form of primary packaging available.
Over 50% of cartons used in Europe are made of recovered fibre. This fibre is collected across Europe both from households and from commercial premises and is then used once again as a raw material for carton board.
Over 90% of the wood needed by the European Paper and Board Industry comes from European forests. More trees are planted than felled which gives total sustainability unmatched by other types of packaging.
Cartons are also recovered through recycling schemes and recycled into new carton board on a very wide scale and are also biodegradable and used for waste to energy schemes.
In a recent survey, nearly half of the consumers asked preferred carton board containers over plastic, glass and tin.
Cartons are regarded as the most environmentally friendly form of packaging and their usage grows each year.