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The History of Paper Packaging

Before the invention of paper products, nature supplied packaging needs with the use of elements such as gourds, shells, and leaves to wrap food and supplies.

Later, containers were fashioned from other natural elements such as hollowed out logs and woven grass.  China is credited with creating the first paper products over 2000 years ago in the first or second century B.C.  Subsequently, over the next 1500 years, paper and packaging products evolved significantly to move from using flax fibers and old linen rags to the wood pulp material fashioned around the late 1860s that is used in most products today.

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