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The Right Packaging for a Better World

At Sonoco, we’re committed to producing the right packaging for a better world. Our flagship EnviroCan™ paper container with a paper or metal end is made of 100% recycled fiber, a design that allows it to meet the ongoing challenge of balancing responsible materials sourcing with product and food safety.

Meeting Our Customers' Needs

Sonoco’s EnviroCan container meets our customers’ performance needs and can be recycled, offering a smart packaging solution that can help brands meet their sustainability goals. The EnviroCan suite of containers is available globally with specific product offerings by region.

Recyclable by Design

The design of the container allows it to be recycled in the steel stream in the United States. It is also eligible for the relevant recycling label in Canada and has several recycling options throughout Europe.

Made with 100% Recycled Fiber Paperboard

The container’s body is made of 100% recycled fiber, of which 90% comes from post-consumer resources.

Magnetic Attraction, Golden Opportunity

The EnviroCan container is accepted by the steel industry for recycling through the steel stream across North America. The container’s metal end gets captured by the magnets in the metal sorting process, making it a packaging option that’s both marketable and valuable.

pladis Adopts Paper-Based Snack Packaging

Find out how Sonoco’s EnviroCan container is helping pladis, the global snaking company behind some of the U.K.’s most iconic brands, in its mission to make all its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

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All-In On Recycling

Achieving Maximum Recycling Potential

To expand recycling of paper containers with metal ends, Sonoco’s sustainability team launched a Comprehensive Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) trial study in 2020 to prove this packaging can be processed through the steel recycling stream across North America.

Download our whitepaper to learn about our findings and how up to 135,000 tons of paper containers with metal ends can be diverted from landfill.

Download our whitepaper to learn how up to 135,000 tons of paper containers with steel bottoms can be diverted from landfill.

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Want to learn more about our EnviroCan container? We're eager to discuss how we can help you meet your customers' needs and your business goals.