Sustainable. For Life.

Sustainable Packaging

Climate change is the challenge of our generation. Sustainability is rightly at the top of the global agenda, generating significant green investment, development of green technology and political initiatives to contribute towards a sustainable transition to Net Zero.

Here at McLaren, we're playing our part. And we're pleased to do so.

Sustainable packaging promotes and protects its contents, reduces waste, and enables efficient recycling. It allows brand owners to make a greater contribution towards their sustainability goals. Customers want this too.

As the company that manufactures sustainable packaging, we know we have an important role to play. That's why we aim for every stage of our processes to be Sustainable For Life.

Sustainable. For Life.

We use only the natural and sustainable materials of paper and cardboard for our packaging. But we don't stop there...

Our sustainable journey so far...
Download our Sustainable For Life Report 2023

Our Sustainability Initiatives

Male McLaren worker handling corrugated cardboard packaging
Race to Net Zero
Worker cutting McLaren cardboard packaging
Design for Sustainability
McLaren solar panels for sustainable packaging solutions
Ariel view of packaging manufacturing in Scotland
Emissions Avoidance
Close up of corrugated cardboard packaging in McLaren factory
Low Carbon Corrugate
Ariel view of trees in forest
Carbon Removals

Packaging Solutions to Reduce your Environmental Impact

Use sustainable packaging. We can work with substrates containing up to 100% recycled content.
Use recyclable box design. 25% reduction of carbon emissions when producing fully recyclable box designs compared to traditional box designs.
Use lightweight board divisions. D158kgCO2e can be saved per tonne of divisions purchased by using lightweight board on our divisions.
Use recyclable rigid boxes. Our design team can develop innovative rigid boxes that are 100% recyclable.
Buy composite tubes. 73% less CO2e emissions when manufacturing our shaped composite tubes compared to a fully metal container of the same size.
McLaren's Commitment to Sustainable Packaging & Wider Sustainability

We all have a responsibility to protect and positively contribute to the environmental and economic health of our planet, starting at home and within our own business operations.

As producers of premium products for the drinks packaging sector, we understand that you have to communicate and evidence your commitment to sustainability to your consumers, just as we need to do with our customers.

So, we are here to work together, to innovate and deliver a Sustainable For Life approach in developing our packaging, which represents your brand.

We are working hard to reduce our energy consumption and our carbon footprint.

Take a look at the latest statistics from our roof solar panels.

times larger solar install than average UK residential home
kwh of electricity produced per year by McLaren Packaging (enough to power 161 homes)
tonnes of carbon prevented from being released into the atmosphere each year

Sustainable Packaging. Did you know?

Producing 1 tonne of paper from recycled material rather than virgin fibre saves 4.4 tonnes of trees and 58% GHG emissions.
Paper and board are circular packaging materials with recycling rates of 80% in the UK.
Although paper products can be recycled the world would run out within 6-18 months without virgin fibre. FSC certified virgin fibre is an important part of the recycling mix.
Corrugate paper packaging fibres can be reused up to 25 times.