Carbon free future
Planting trees and compensate CO2
Each year dozens of hectares of forest are lost. With disastrous consequences for people, animals and climate. By planting trees, we can protect and restore existing forest and raise awareness about the need for trees. Close to home, but also further away through sustainable forestry projects in developing countries. Only together can we ensure that we leave a livable earth to the next generation.
“Every year ten billion trees are lost”
Empack cooporates with UPF
Packaging is necessary for a livable world. Packaging ensures less food waste and makes efficient transport of products possible. At the same time, we must ensure that packaging does not end up in the environment and remain on the planet forever. Every year ten billion trees are lost. For that reason, Empack cooperates with United Packaging Forest and we plant one tree per exhibitor, in Uganda or in the Dutch Biesbosch.
UPF is one of the many partners of Trees for All and 100% of all donations directly go this foundation. By planting trees, they collectively offset the CO2 emissions of the entire production chain. Under the motto: “Every tree is one”, we want to make a real difference with as many companies in the chain as possible. Every participant, from individual to large company, is welcome to support this initiative.
CO2 reduction is related to sustainable packaging
Fortunately there is the possibility to capture CO2. Every tree converts CO2 into wood: for millions of years. This wood can be used for consumer and transport packaging. If that wood comes from forests with the PEFC quality mark, you have the guarantee that the forest will remain intact. PEFC will be a contribution.
Maarten Willemen is chairman of PEFC Netherlands. Maarten knows the forest and timber sector well from his previous position as head of the Wood Product Group at Staatsbosbeheer where he was responsible for harvesting and selling timber. He is convinced that more forest and more wood are a significant part of the solution to climate change.