Progress continues in replacing waxed corrugated boxes

A new study shows continued progress in the replacement of traditional wax coatings on corrugated boxes. Since the introduction of the corrugated industry’s recyclability protocol in 2005, use of wax has steadily dropped off.  In 2016, the corrugated industry shipped less than 10 billion square feet of waxed boxes, just 2.5 percent of total shipments.

FBA Publishes New Sales Brochure

The Fibre Box Association is pleased to announce the publication of a new industry produce sales brochure. The brochure has been designed to promote the benefits of corrugated packaging for use in fresh produce supply chains.

Shipping in corrugated containers saves 10.4 percent annually

A new study quantifies sizeable added costs for shipping onions from grower to retailer in reusable plastic containers (RPCs) vs. corrugated containers. Actual data provided by a large onion grower confirmed that using RPCs instead of corrugated containers increased their annual shipping costs by 10.4 percent system-wide.

FBA Forces IFCO Website Change

Recently the Fibre Box Association (FBA) sent a cease and desist letter to IFCO resulting in IFCO’s removal of misleading and/or untrue statements about the recovery of corrugated packaging on their website.