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We are proud of what we do. Our circular economy model is based on a strong recovery infrastructure that reprocesses postconsumer materials and turns them into new ones, promoting a circular economy and environmental protection. The circular economy cycle in our Industrial Business Unit is supported by the vertical integration with Interpack Envases and the reprocessing of postconsumer materials discarded throughout the packaging production process.
Applying modern recycling techniques, we thoroughly select paper and cardboard offcuts. This sets our production process in motion. From a continuous line, a sheet is obtained, which is then dried and coated to provide smoothness and gloss to the material. Paperboard is finally wound and cut into smaller rolls or sheets.
In addition, we hold FSC chain of custody certification, provided by Forest Stewardship Council and PEFC chain of custody certification, granted by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, international organisations that encourage the use of sustainable forestry raw materials.
Fibre cannot be indefinitely recycled. Paper recycling requires the addition of a certain amount of new fibres, since cellulose deteriorates as it is recycled. Being aware of this reality, we make use of virgin fibres from forests managed under chains of custody.
We work with industries, collectors and recyclers as direct suppliers, with transparent management to be able to trace material origin, encouraging responsible work in social matters.
Paper and cardboard are biodegradable materials, from natural sources. Their responsible use and consumption reduce considerably the environmental impact they have, in comparison with other alternative packaging materials.
The products we offer turn us into allies of those organisations in search of supplies to fulfill their sustainability plans, to attract green consumers, and to protect people and the planet at the same time.
We work together with companies for the achievement of their sustainable development goals.
We work together with Tetra Pak Argentina to manage the collection and reprocessing of extended-shelf-life cartons.
Being aseptic to contain liquids, extended-shelf-life cartons are characterised by having one part of cellulose fibre (paperboard), four parts of polyethylene, and one part of aluminium foil. A distinctive feature of these cartons is that they can be 100% reprocessed.
Papelera del Sur reprocesses 300 tonnes of extended-shelf-life cartons monthly. 65% of those tonnes are used in paperboard manufacture and 35% to obtain poly-aluminium, suitable to be then turned into fibre-plastic sheets.
We work with Tetra Pak continuously in the collection of pre-consumer materials from companies that make use of these cartons and from post-consumer collectors working for cooperatives.