We are pioneers of the Circular Economy



The natural evolution of our company - Karton S.p.A - has led us to develop a production cycle in the pursuit of sustainability.

The successful outcome of such a commitment is represented by our Environment Management System complying with and certified by the UNI EN ISO 14001 standard,  together with an  internal recycling system of polypropylene  (PP) after use.

What does this consist in? In our 2 production units located in Sacile di San Giorgio di Nogaro in North-East Italy, polypropylene products, such as pallets or layer pads, are returned to our works after use by customers, thanks to a specific buy-back system, and recycled as raw materials by means of our advanced PP recycling plants.

A simple diagram explains the application of the concept of Circular Economy through this virtuous circle.

Thanks to a successful combination of our circular business model and supply chain skills, we are able to reduce the demand for natural resources and, more importantly, operational costs, transferring cost reductions to our clientèle as well.

Ahead of our time, we have been pioneers of Circular Economy  for thirty years with  our re-usable packaging solutions.

A practical example follows: packaging entirely made from corrugated PP replacing traditional carton packaging sealed with adhesive tape.

This type of packaging can be employed over 100 times, hence lasting for several years, with such a difference when compared to carton, either disposable or suitable for use no more than 3-4 times.

How does this process work? Our clients use our recyclable containers for a wide range of transport purposes in a reverse logistic system, in other words their products are supplied to their own clients who have no need to eliminate disposable cartons after each delivery, but they fold the recyclable containers and return them to their supplier in order to pack subsequent orders.

A particularly efficient system in a lean management perspective offering several advantages, from a financial as well as logistic point of view. After the initial one-off investment required to purchase the recyclable containers, companies enjoy all the benefits involved, i.e. there is no need to order new containers involving new raw materials and power consumption in order to produce new packaging, but a totally sustainable choice can be made. Our recyclable packaging has in fact a life of 4-8 years, according to use, occupying less space in warehousing facilities.


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Privacy policy

Information document - art. 13 EU Reg. 2016 / 679- GDPR
Information on the processing of personal data collected

Purpose of processing
We inform you that the personal data voluntarily provided by you will be processed by Karton Spa as personal data controller, for the purpose of:

a) providing the requested service and allowing Karton Spa to carry out the survey related to this service;
b) providing you, with your express consent, with commercial and/or promotional information, as well as sending you advertising material or performing direct sales activities or commercial communications on products, services and other activities of Karton Spa, or performing market research;
c) profiling, with your express consent, your behaviour, consumption and other habits in the sector in which Karton Spa operates, in order to improve the services offered by Karton Spa;
d) communicating, with your express consent, the data to related companies or third parties to Karton Spa, as well as to Karton Spa partner companies for processing, in order to provide commercial and/or promotional information, as well as sending advertising material or performing direct sales activities or interactive commercial communications on products, services and other activities of the aforementioned companies, or to carry out market research activities.

Data processing for any of the aforementioned purposes will be executed via paper-based, computerised or telematic means, whichever is most suitable for ensuring the security and confidentiality of the processed data.

Processing procedure
Personal data will be processed mainly using IT equipment.
The personal data that you voluntarily disclose to Karton Spa, however it is transmitted (completion of online forms, email communication, etc.), will be stored in a data handling application of Karton Spa exclusively for the purposes indicated above, and for the period stipulated by the relevant legislation.
For the purposes of this paragraph, Karton Spa undertakes to observe specific security measures to prevent the loss of data, their illicit or incorrect use and unauthorised access, in full compliance with the laws and regulations.

Compulsory/voluntary provision of data
Personal data is provided voluntarily.
However, the refusal of the interested party to provide personal data for the purposes referred to in points b), c) or d) will make it impossible for the data controller to send commercial offers and information on the company's activity.

Data Controller and Responsible Officer
The Controller for the described processing activities is Karton Spa, with headquarters in Viale Europa, 7 - 33077 Sacile (PN).
Processing operations will be carried out by Assignees appointed by the Data Controller and/or the Officer responsible for data processing, who operate under their direct authority in compliance with the instructions received.

Persons/bodies to whom/which personal data may be communicated, or who may access them in their capacity as Responsible Officers or data processing officers
Your data may be disclosed to external companies with which Karton Spa may consider collaborating, which, in any case, guarantee the adoption of security and confidentiality criteria equivalent to those adopted by Karton Spa, and which operate as external data processing bodies.
Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties to comply with legal obligations, or to comply with orders from public authorities, or to exercise a right in court. Furthermore, subject to your consent, your data may be disclosed to third parties as indicated in point d) of these guidelines.

Rights of the interested party
The interested party has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of his/her personal data, and of their communication, in an intelligible manner.
The interested party has the right to know the content and the origin of the personal data.
The interested party furthermore has the right to demand:

a) the updating, amendment, or, where he/she has an interest in it, the integration of the data;
b) the deletion, anonymization or blocking of unlawfully processed data, including data that does not need to be retained for the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently processed;
c) confirmation that those to whom the data is communicated or disclosed are notified of the actions referred to under points (a) and (b), including their content, unless the fulfilment thereof proves impossible or involves the use of means that are clearly disproportionate to the right being protected.

The interested party has the right to oppose, in whole or in part:

a) on legitimate grounds, the processing of his/her personal data, even if the data is relevant for the purpose of their collection;
b) the processing of their personal data for the purpose of sending advertising material or for direct sales, or for conducting market research or commercial communications.

In any case, the interested party remains free, at any time, to revoke consent by sending an informal notice to that effect to Karton Spa, at

To marketing activities

To marketing activities:
i.e. the elaboration and processing of data by Karton Spa for the marketing purposes referred to under point b) of these guidelines, via the foreseen processing methods, i.e. paper-based, via automated and telematic means, by ordinary or electronic mail, telephone and any other computerised means.

Profiling activities

To profiling activities:
i.e. the elaboration and processing of data by Karton Spa for the purposes of profiling referred to in point c) of these guidelines, relating - by way of example and not exhaustive - to consumption and other habits, behaviour, consultation and use of the website.

Communication to third parties

To communication to third parties for marketing purposes:
i.e. the communication of data to companies connected to Karton Spa, as well as to partner companies of the same, which will be able to process them for the marketing purposes referred to in point d) of these guidelines, via the foreseen processing methods, i.e. paper-based, via automated and telematic means, by ordinary or electronic mail, telephone and any other computerised means.

By clicking send button, I confirm that I request the service indicated in point a) of these guidelines; my consent to the processing of data for the purposes of the service, including the processing methods mentioned in these guidelines, including possible processing carried out in EU member states or non-EU countries.