For reasons we are all too familiar with, sustainability is a hot topic and the packaging world is not immune to pressures to make changes in the face of climate change.
After a relatively buoyant few years, demand for corrugated and folding cartons has fallen off a cliff. So far this year, UK demand for corrugated is down by -10 percent and folding cartons by -3 percent; Europe isn’t far behind. Neil Osment, Managing Director of paper packaging industry analysts NOA, takes a look at why.
Neil presents an update on the corrugated market at the 105th SPA Conference.
Demand for paper-based packaging – both corrugated and folding cartons – has been on the up across Europe for at least the last two years.
Folding carton demand set to outstrip supply in 2022, while extraordinary demand for corrugated boxes eases.
Demand for folding cartons could grow by almost 5% in 2022, with supply still struggling to keep up, according to experts.
Pre-pandemic, waste collection points for cardboard and cartons comprised circa 10,000 retailers i.e., collection from the back of the supermarket.