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Greener Packaging

Greener Packaging

Same Trusted Product. More Sustainable Look.

To continually improve our world, 3M is always looking for new ways to pioneer sustainable business practices in the food service industry. That's why we're launching new, more greener packaging to directly address environmental challenges, while continuing to deliver quality cleaning products that customers trust.

Greener Kraft brown packaging offers:

  • The same trusted, quality cleaning products now in greener packaging
  • A smarter, more environmentally responsible solution to packaging than mottle white or bleach corrugated boxes
  • Reduced wood use, water consumption and greenhouse gases during the manufacturing process

The Annual Environmental Benefits of Kraft Brown Packaging*

Wood Use

We're saving 172 tons of wood - equal to more than 1,000 trees.

Water Consumption

We're saving over 915,000 gallons of water - enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Greenhouse Gases

We're saving 113,000 lbs. of CO2 - equivalent to taking 10 cars off the road for an entire year.

The Smarter, Greener Packaging Solution

Kraft brown boxes, the result of a greener, more efficient use of raw materials, represent the new standard in 3M sustainable packaging. Though the 3M process to make white boxes has a reduced environmental impact compared to other manufacturers, we're now embracing a smarter, greener alternative to lessen our environmental footprint better than ever before.

As 3M shifts toward greener Kraft brown packaging, you can also play a role in helping the environment, simply by choosing 3M products. Creating a better tomorrow starts today.

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Greener Packaging - Moving from bleach white to brown boxes to reduce wood use, water consumption and greenhouse gases.

*Based on projected annual volume. Environmental impact estimates were made using the Environmental Paper Network Paper Calculator Version 3.2. For more information visit