A piece in yesterday’s Guardian called into question the sustainability of cardboard supplies during the Coronavirus crisis, following comments from The Recycling Association, which said it has concerns about a looming European shortage of fibre used to manufacture cardboard boxes for food and medical supplies distribution.
Commenting on these concerns and the wider role packaging manufacturers have to play in the ongoing crisis, David Nicklin, said:
“We’re seeing extraordinary pressure across the packaging supply chain right now.
“Manufacturers are working hard to meet customer demand but are inevitably starting to prioritise orders from critical sectors like food and drink, pharmaceuticals and medical technologies.
“These are hugely challenging circumstances but through collaborative working and innovation, packaging manufacturers have a pivotal role to play in ensuring critical goods and supplies continue to get where they are needed most.”