KMK Pack - Why Paper Packaging?


The world's population is around 8 billion people, and according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are consumed in the world every year.

This means that every day we leave more petrochemical-based waste in the environment. We are also trying to live with petrochemical-based microplastics, which are harmful to human health due to the increasing pollution and use of plastic-packaged products, and as we try to find a cure for cancer and many related diseases, we keep piling even more harmful waste on the environment every day.

Scientists, activists, non-governmental organizations and many other advocacy groups point out the extent of plastic waste in the world and the environmental damage it causes. In order to tackle plastic pollution, which we can call one of the biggest problems of the 21st century, reducing the consumption of single-use plastic is one of the most important steps. Single-use plastic, which includes many products such as plastic bags, water bottles, plastic cutlery, cotton buds, packaging and cigarette butts, accounts for more than half of plastic waste and harms the environment and our health. Moreover, according to the WWF Turkey report on plastics, the production of single-use plastic has increased 200 times since 1950, which shows that the problem of plastic waste is serious.

Why Paper Packaging?
We have a responsibility to turn the tide with paper bags and hybrid packaging solutions that rely on sustainable resources and recycling; advantages of sustainable packaging over other types of packaging:
Why Paper Packaging?
Collection and recycling rates are five times higher than plastic.
It completely disappears in the environment within 2 to 5 months.
The energy and water used for production comes from renewable resources.
It cannot be compared to petrochemical-based products, it is natural.
In hybrid packaging, due to the high collectability, the material is separated from plastic components in plants for separation and used for energy production.
Forests are not destroyed for paper production, on the contrary, there is advanced industrial forestry. This contributes to the ecosystem.
It is easy to recycle, collect and benefits the economy.