Recycled Paperboard: for purists only?

November 26, 2007

100% recycled paperboard logo

Created in 1995 by the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance, Inc. (RPA-100%), the 100% recycled paperboard symbol is displayed today on a wide range of products and packaging made with 100% recycled paperboard.

So this symbol is for recycled material – to show off the manufacturers’ green credentials -, but doesn’t mean that the material is recyclable again.

The 100% recycled paperboard symbol is owned by RPA-100% and is reserved exclusively for licensed use on products and packaging made with 100% recycled paperboard, and use of the symbol is free for licensees of RPA-100%. More than 80 companies have signed licensing agreements with RPA-100% to display the symbol on products and packaging made from 100% recycled paperboard.

Source: Using the 100% Recycled Paperboard Symbol.

This entry is part of the Infomancy Eco-Symbols Series.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: