At Foldterra we believe that well-designed, eco-friendly food packaging solutions should align with your business needs and sustainability targets. While recyclable, plastic-free packaging is essential, minimizing the carbon footprint throughout the product lifecycle is now a priority.

we manage our supply chain from paper mill to finished product

setting the bar

Our goal is to maintain full oversight and control of our supply chain from start to finish. Our material suppliers must uphold a number of requirements to ensure packaging remains a valuable contributor to their customers’ sustainability targets and quality requirements. Some of the most important of these include:

  • Resource efficiency
  • Sustainably and transparently sourced raw materials
  • product safety
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Quality consistency for high functionality

Product Safety is non-negotiable

We exclusively source certified, and traceable fibres ensuring confidence for consumers and manufacturers. Only 10% of the world’s forests carry FSC® certification which ensures responsible practices throughout the supply chain.

we provide design, manufacturing, and warehousing for all projects. with distribution points across canada & uSA, we are able to support large-scale national projects, as well as micro-runs for regional operations.

  • discovery

  • design

  • samples

  • manufacturing

  • warehousing & delivery

Frequently asked questions

Why don't we recycle the same fibres again and again?

Fresh wood fibres are pure and strong, making them an excellent material for the circular economy because they can be recycled multiple times. They help to maintain the fibre loop by compensating for the losses caused by papers and boards that cannot be returned back to circulation. These losses can be due to, for example, a lack of correct sorting for recycling, exports to other fibre-scarce markets or contamination or weakening of fibres.

Is the carbon footprint of recycled paper lower?

Two major factors affect the carbon footprint of packaging: weight and the energy used in production. Boards made from recycled fibre are weaker than those made from fresh fibre, so more recycled fibres are needed in order

to manufacture packaging of the same strength, which increases the packaging weight and therefore its carbon footprint.

Another factor affecting the carbon footprint of packaging is the energy type used in board production. Countries like Finland and Sweden produce more fresh fibre paperboards, mainly using renewable energy. In the European countries where recycled boards account for the majority of production, the mills producing these products are traditionally powered by fossil-based energy.

Is recycled packaging good for foodservice applications?

Recycled fibres can contain residues like printing inks, adhesives and lacquers that should not come into direct contact with food because they are harmful to human health.

Food packaging that is made from recycled paperboard typically includes additional material to protect the food from potential contamination. Often this material is plastic, which increases the carbon footprint of the packaging and can make recycling more complicated.