Smurfit Kappa uses the experience in the field of sustainable development for charity


Leader in packaging Group Smurfit Kappa has found a new use for their boxes-kits – now they are used Scottish charitable Fund “Video help in Edinburgh” (Edinburgh Direct Aid) to send clothing and necessities to the refugee camps, and can then be used as furniture.

The team of designers from Smurfit Kappa UK and the Netherlands received the task to finalize corrugated boxes, which previously were sent for recycling after use, so that they had a dual purpose. The team came up with a design that easily allows you to turn them into folding chairs, tables and storage boxes. Boxes of “dual purpose” instruction in local languages are easily assembled and adapted to changing weather conditions.

“We constantly read about how refugees around the world suffer when forced to leave their homes, and how they depend on these camps, so we really wanted to support — said head of technical design Department of Smurfit Kappa in Northampton (United Kingdom) Stephen Caudell (Stephen Cawdell). — Smurfit Kappa is always looking for creative ways to reuse our packaging. Furniture made of our boxes, sturdy enough to be stored outdoors, and the tables are very well suited for temporary use in schools, which are organized in some refugee camps”.

Commenting on the cooperation with Smurfit Kappa, head of the Fund “Video help in Edinburgh” (Edinburgh Direct Aid) Denis Rutovitz (Denis Rutovitz) said: “Smurfit Kappa has developed a unique solution in the form of specially designed boxes, we first use something similar. Normally the refugee camps is not enough supply, so the possibility to get the furniture means a lot to us”.

To date, Smurfit Kappa has donated to the Fund “Video help in Edinburgh” (Edinburgh Direct Aid) 10 000 boxes.

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