Pro Carton had already commissioned some studies about the carbon impact of carton packaging. Although the analysis gave interesting results, these were stand-alone results for cartons. To provide some context for the results, Pro Carton commissioned RISE, the Swedish research institute, to perform a comparative analysis of the carbon footprint of cartonboard-based solutions against the carbon footprint of alternative packaging solutions. Four products have been compared, one in a predominantly plastic pack and one in cartonboard across three food products and one non-food item.
The full study is available online at this link.