How Spectrum Is Working to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

At Spectrum Packaging, we take pride in using materials that are sustainable and recyclable. Providing earth-friendly solutions for our customers is also a top priority for our business.

The cycle of paper making starts with sustainable forests, where trees are planted, harvested, and replanted specifically for the paper industry. From there, paper mills produce paper to be converted into products—like SPC’s folded cartons.


Spectrum Packaging actively works to reduce our carbon footprint by incorporating more energy-efficient equipment and processes within our facility. We also work with paper companies that focus on sustainable practices so we can provide a variety of green options for our clients.


More than 80% of all U.S. paper mills use some recovered fiber. This is mixed with virgin fiber (new fiber from wood) to produce different types of paper with recycled content. SPC also provides a variety of 100% recycled fiber paper options.


Spectrum Packaging creates folded cartons with recyclable ink, coatings and paper. Recycled paper fibers can be reused 5 to 7 times to make new products. Paper mills can easily recycle paperboard cartons with water-based inks, water-soluble dyes, UV EB inks, water-soluble adhesives, and clay and varnish coatings. SPC incorporates these into our packaging to make them easier to recycle.

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How Paper is Made and Recovered for Reuse