And the prize for the most sustainable of our sustainable range goes to…

The Enviroloc drum! At Industrial Packaging Ltd., we manufacture sustainable fibre containers for bulk storage and transport. While they all have a much lower impact on the environment than packaging made with materials such as plastic or steel, the best of the bunch from this point of view is the Enviroloc drum.


The body of the drum is made from 100 per cent kraftliner (a high-grade paper). Kraft reinforcement is added to the base of the drum, to protect it from moisture on the ground. (Note: a recycled plastic reinforcement option was previously available, but we have now fully replaced this with kraft, in the interests of sustainability.)

Two fibre drums, one with a reinforced kraft base and the other with a reinforced plastic base Base reinforcement (note that plastic reinforcement shown has now been fully replaced with kraft)

It has no steel chimb, as is found on the LeverLoc-style fibre drum, so it’s really simple to dispose of responsibly – the components can be easily and separated in seconds for recycling by hand, without the use of any tools, as shown in the video below.

The absence of steel chimbs is also favoured for certain laboratory conditions.

Enviroloc drum separated into its components Easy separation of components by hand

An extra benefit is the reduction in weight of the packaging relative to plastic, steel or traditional LeverLoc fibre drums. This is an advantage not only for air freight costs, but also for health and safety in the work place, as it is light and easy to handle in comparison to containers made from other materials.

Three Enviroloc fibre drums of different sizes Three sizes of Enviroloc drum are ready in stock (note that plastic reinforcement has now been fully replaced with kraft on all sizes)

The container satisfies the requirements of transport and storage of high-value industrial solids and powders, complies with the relevant EU directives and is UN-approved for use with dangerous goods.

Our Enviroloc drums are in stock in 35, 64 and 75 litre sizes, but we would also be happy to look into creating such containers in other sizes, to suit your needs.

Talk to us today about improving your company’s impact on the environment.