Made for a world on the move

UPM barrier papers for food wrappers and bread packaging are produced from renewable and recyclable - even biodegradable - materials to eliminate both plastic waste and litter. Perfectly suited for food on the go they guarantee the highest safety standards, ideal for most uses from takeaways, cafes, and shops to capturing the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread.


Fresh thinking for a sustainable future

It has never been so easy to grab food on the go, but this should not come at the expense of the environment. As countries across the globe strive to eliminate litter, UPM offers a high-quality range of sustainable, recyclable and even biodegradable alternatives.


Eliminating waste

Waste from food-to-go is one of the most common sources of plastic pollution in our oceans. In the push towards sustainable alternatives, UPM continues to develop recyclable and biodegradable barrier papers that meet the challenges of food packaging and environmental protection.




Fully recyclable. Even biodegradable.

Make sure your packaging makes the grade

We believe that packaging has an essential role to play in a world of less waste. Our papers comply with Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste and its amendments. UPM barrier papers are also fully biodegradable and industrially compostable in accordance with EN 13432, so you can rest assured your packaging will not end up as litter.



Food safety

Setting the standard

We take product safety as seriously as we take sustainability. UPM offers a portfolio of packaging papers designed for fresh food that comply with the most demanding requirements for direct food contact such as BfR and FDA, from procuring raw materials to delivering end products. 

Access a product-specific summary of relevant product safety information with the UPM product safety profiles. 



Did you know?

Single-use food and drink packaging represents one of the largest sources of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.


UPM’s papers for fresh food packaging

Browse our at-a-glance guide to recyclable, renewable and biodegradable papers designed for fresh food and baked goods packaging.

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Our papers for fresh food packaging


Paper for bread packaging: UPM Prego


Chilled Foods

Resist moisture and condensation with papers for refrigerated and frozen foods.

Dry Foods

Combine form and function with packaging papers for pantry staples.

Paper bags

Build your brand everywhere with quality paper and consumer bags for a wide range of uses.