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Innovation To Protect and Preserve the Environment

Sustainability MattersCreative thinking and innovation are important to Sonoco Alloyd, and we believe both should be applied to the ways we protect, preserve and sustain our planet. We provide total packaging solutions starting with a comprehensive, sustainable design that focuses on the needs of the entire value chain—from the brand owner's marketing, manufacturing and logistics functions to the needs of retailers and consumers. The results are greater efficiencies, cost savings, enhanced resource management and a lower environmental impact for all.

We work to continuously create packaging solutions that:

  • Reduce weight  
  • Remove extra material  
  • Optimize size  
  • Reuse and recycle product     
  • Use fewer resources  
  • Yield more revenue

We Are Certified Sustainable

Sonoco is committed to responsible use of natural resources through responsible sourcing, recycling and use of recycled fiber in our paper-based packaging. Sonoco’s U.S., Canadian, U.K., Brazilian and one of our Mexican mills are certified to one or more fiber certification programs. These are: the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification® (PEFC®) Chain of Custody and Due Diligence System Standards. Additionally, we have plants in our composite can packaging, industrial tubes & cores, and primary packaging carton operations that are certified to these programs and can produce certified packaging. Overall sales (certified and not) by these mills and fiber certified plants is equal to 15% of Sonoco’s revenue.

All but three of our 19 global paperboard mills use 100% recycled fiber in their production. Some amount of responsibly-sourced virgin fiber is needed for select grades of paperboard. The amount of recycled fiber in our composite cans range from 60 to 80+ percent, depending on the product specifications for the package. On average, the amount of recycled fiber used in our industrial tubes and cores exceeds 95 percent.


Sustainable Products

Carded Club Store Packaging

Alloyd Eco-Friendly PackagingUsing up to 80 percent less plastic, our carded club store packaging meets the rigors of merchandising and distribution, while building your brand and enticing consumers with a custom-engineered blister. A fully recyclable card and tamper-resistant--yet still easy to open--package help this solution save on both material and processing costs.


PET Blister Packaging

Made from recycled materials, PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) blister packaging is strong and lightweight, reducing shipping costs and environmental impact while providing a cost-effective, eye-catching alternative to traditional options.