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Paper, cardboard and plastic

We follow the reduce-recycle-renew principle

Finished products need to be packaged in order to be transported hygienically and efficiently and to preserve their shelf life. However, the type of packaging used is not irrelevant.

Risks and opportunities 

In the EU, Extended Producers Responsibility will be phased in by 2025, with taxes on all packaging, depending on the recyclability, colour and weight of the packaging. There is thus a risk of having to pay high taxes, but also that it can be difficult to find replacements for specific current materials.  

In towns and settlements, leftover packaging, fishing nets and fishing boxes can be seen, just as lost or worn-out fishing gear left in the water can result in 'ghost fishing'. In addition, leftover trawl nets contain plastic, which can be worn down into microplastic in the sea.   

Royal Greenland wishes to increase recycling and sees opportunities in the systematic review and conversion of all packaging and other materials for which more sustainable solutions can be used. 


Goals and results 2023



  • Minimum 85% of Royal Greenland's plastic packaging consists of recyclable monomaterials
  • All cardboard and paper is FCS certified, or equivalent
  • Recycling of fish boxes


  • 88% of plastic materials under Royal Greenland's own brand
    are now made from recirculable materials
  • All paper and cardboard used consists of FSC-certified or equivalent materials
  • Fish boxes can be recycled

Ambitions for 2030: 

  • All packaging is made from recyclable materials. 

See also

Read more about Water consumption