There frequently seems to be some dubitation when the recycled content of the paper used in eco friendly packaging accoutrements happens to be post artificial. Buyers readily accept the environmental benefits of paper i.e., industrial recycling, biodegradability, renewable coffers, etc. But when it comes to claims of content, post consumer is the gold standard and post artificial raises questions as to environmental value.
It’s intriguing to hear about buyers mooting between whether 100 post artificial or 20 post consumer reclaimed fiber content is the better choice when considering paper packaging accoutrements. In this case and by moment’s norms, the packaging with the 100 post artificial content would be the better choice for the buyer looking for eco friendly packaging druthers.
Post Industrial( occasionally called Pre Consumer) describes paper that’s made from sources where scrap is diverted from the waste sluice after the manufacturing process or previous to reaching the consumer. In the case of Post Consumer, this material is diverted from the waste sluice after being used by the consumer. Both are licit types of recycled content in that both must misbehave with the same standard Any industrial recycling claim for eco friendly packaging accoutrements made of paper, whether Post Industrial or Post Consumer, may only be made when the content is made up of material that has been diverted from the waste sluice.
As an illustration Paper plasterings are bought from a printer who would have else discarded it. The plasterings are also resold to a paper patron where it’s also converted into pulp for making paper. In terms of environmental value, industrial recycling with this type of reclaimed fiber content is considered original to Post Consumer, because absent the use of these plasterings by the paper patron, they would have entered the waste sluice after being discarded by the printer.