Macfarlane launches its ‘most sustainable stock box range ever’

Gerry Gorman from Macfarlane Packaging’s Glasgow operation. Image credit: Robert Perry

MACFARLANE Packaging has relaunched its standard single and double wall ‘stock box’ range in what the company has called its ‘most sustainable offering yet’.

With 55% of consumers in Macfarlane’s 2023 Unboxing Survey demanding that retailers focus on using recycled packaging materials that can be reused or recycled, the move is designed to help customers meet that demand.

The new range is 100% FSC-certified. The double wall boxes are made from 100% recycled material, while the single wall boxes are now manufactured from 90% recycled material.

Macfarlane explained that the new range substitutes 1,700 tonnes of virgin cardboard for recycled per annum.

David Mansfield, MD of Macfarlane Packaging, said, “At Macfarlane we are committed to supporting our customers to be more sustainable and minimising our own impact on the environment. By redesigning our range of single wall and double wall boxes, we are increasing the use of recycled materials, reducing the use of virgin cardboard, using FSC Chain of Custody certification and helping our customers meet the demands of their own clients.

“This development fits with our Environmental, Social and Governance agenda, which focuses on continually improving our product offering in line with our ‘sustainability as standard’ approach.”