The benefits of paper

Published 12 February 2019

A comparative study by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG) has found that the carbon footprint of paper cement sacks is 2.5 times lower than the footprint of form-fill-seal polyethylene bags. By CEPI Eurokraft, Sweden, & Eurosac, France.

Paper sacks have a significantly-smaller carbon footprint

The study by RISE Innventia, commissioned by the European Paper Sack Research Group (a collaboration between CEPI Eurokraft and Eurosac) and peer-reviewed by quality assurance provider Intertek, compared the lifecycle inventories (LCI) of a typical European 25kg form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene cement sack with a paper sack equivalent (see Table 1 for sack specification).

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