Smart choice

A smart choice for your family. A smart choice for the planet.

See how carton packaging offers convenience and value while respecting the earth’s resources.

It's the whole package

When it comes to grocery shopping, among all the many choices you have to make, you may be wondering if the type of packaging your foods and drinks come in really matters.

The answer is yes.

Cartons are specially designed to offer convenience and value in a package that’s sustainable, responsible and recyclable. Every time you choose carton packaging at the store, you’re making a smart choice for your family, and for our planet.

Convenience packaging

Whether you’re on the go or settled in at home, carton packaging offers the ultimate convenience. With easy to open and resealable closures, it keeps your food and beverages fresh for longer. Now, that’s a convenient and smart choice.

  • easy to carry
  • easy to open
  • easy to store

Protecting the foods and beverages you and your family love

With carton packaging, your favorite foods and beverages last longer without preservatives and many of them don’t need to be refrigerated before they’re opened, staying fresh for longer. This results in minimizing food waste.

With carton packaging, your favorite foods and beverages last longer without preservatives and many of them don’t need to be refrigerated before they’re opened, staying fresh for longer.

  • longer nutritional value
  • minimizing food waste
  • cost saving

Sustainable by nature

Carton packaging is designed to use minimal materials, most of which are renewable (~75%).
“In fact, the average carton is comprised of just 4% packaging and 96% of the product inside that you eat or drink.*”
*Beverage Cartons EU
The packaging is made primarily from paper, with a thin layer of plastic that keeps moisture out and protects what’s inside.

Some carton packages also contain a very thin layer of aluminum, which is about six times thinner than human hair, to protect the contents from light and oxygen. No sacrifice on safety or quality, and thus, a smart choice.

  • safety and quality
  • high percentage of renewable materials
  • sustainable by nature

Recycling gives old cartons new life

Carton packaging is fully recyclable and the paperboard, aluminum and plastic it’s made from gets turned into new products every day. That means you can give your family’s milk or soup carton new life as anything from office paper to ceiling tiles, if recycling facilities exist in your community.

  • less waste going to the landfills
  • lower need for new resources
  • contributing to a circular economy

Our promise - make a better world, one carton at a time.

Behind each carton package from SIG, you’ll find a world of innovation that delivers a smart choice for both your family and the environment. Sustainability is at the center of everything we do:

  • responsibly sourced and recyclable materials
  • 100% renewable energy
  • exceeding the requirements of the world’s most respected sustainability organizations: FSC™ (trademark licence code: FSC™ C020428), ISCC & asi-certified materials

Certified to the highest standards

Product safety and quality, as well as environmental management are essential requirements for us to satisfy the needs of our customers from around the world.


Renewable, plant-based paperboard makes up 70-80% of our carton packaging on average. We buy it from sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™), which sets strict criteria for managing forests sustainably, guaranteeing species protection, and respecting local communities and indigenous peoples. So, when you buy a carton with an FSC™ label, you can feel good knowing you’re helping protect the world’s forests.


We always strive to make our products even better. Our latest innovative packaging includes replacing conventional fossil-based plastics with plant-based ones and thus we’re increasing the amount of renewables associated with our carton packaging while lowering our carbon footprint. International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a global certification group that certifies our processes and use of renewable plant-based plastics. This ensures transparency and gives you the confidence that we’re continually enhancing the sustainability of our packaging innovations and working toward a healthier planet.


We're in this together.

Companies that make responsible carton packaging and the food and beverage manufacturers that use them for their products represent an important first step.
“But they can’t do it alone. They need your help.”

To complete the circle, choose carton packaging at the store and then recycle it when you’re done if recycling facilities exist in your community. 

Together, we can make a smart choice for the planet.

Today – and for many generations to come.

Together, we can make a smart choice for the planet.

Today, and for generations to come.