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Recycled fibers

​The paper-based packaging products that we produce are for a large part based on recycled fibers.  

  • In Europe 75% of our fibrous material comes from recycled fiber
  • In Latin America 67% of our fibrous material comes from recycled fibers

We endorse the initiatives by National and Europe Union (EU) governments to stimulate recycling of all paper products where feasible.

The recycling rates for paper and board packaging are:

  • 83.5% within the EU’s 27 member states [source: EU DG Environment]
  • Between 50 – 60% in the countries of Latin America

From an environmental point of view, almost all of those recovered materials are Chain of Custody certified (FSC®).

Since early 2011, our complete European recycled paper mill system has been Chain of Custody certified. We have made the commitment that, by 2015, all our produced and/or purchased fibers will be of sustainable origin. 

Virgin fibers

We are very active in cooperating with suppliers to ensure all the wood we use has a sustainable origin.

Find out more on virgin fibers


We own and manage forests in Colombia and Venezuela.

Discover how we manage our forests