Metsä Board’s paperboards receive new home compostability certificates

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Metsä Board has announced that two of its folding boxboards, MetsäBoard Natural FBB and Pro FBB OBAfree, as well as two food service grades, Natural FSB Cup and Pro FSB Cup, have now received home compostability certificates complying with NF T 51-800 standard. The company’s eco barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB already holds the same certificate. 

‘In order to enhance a circular economy our main target is that our paperboards are recycled after use. But recycling is not always possible – the paperboard may be contaminated due to its contents and therefore cannot be recycled. In such a situation compostability is the next best alternative,’ said Helena Moring-Vepsäläinen, product safety manager.

All the company’s paperboards, excluding PE coated grades, already hold industrial compostability certificates complying with DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 standards. They are all made of pure fresh fibres sourced from sustainably managed Northern European forests. They are also lightweight, contributing to a reduction of the carbon footprint throughout the whole supply chain as well as following the circular economy principles thanks to easy recyclability.

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