The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of produce packaging which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers (RPC), have an advantage in all environmental impact categories.
Corrugated packaging and recycling industry groups recently met to review recommendations for increasing residential recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC). The recommendations are a result of research conducted by RRS for the Fibre Box Association (FBA).
Each year, nearly 38 billion corrugated packages safely protect and ship food, clothing and everyday essentials for delivery to millions of domestic and worldwide customers. Watch the journey of the corrugated ‘cardboard’ box in this new video: Corrugated Packages – Safely delivering goods to customers worldwide.
Periodic testing performed to a protocol designed by food safety, microbiology and toxicology experts from the University of California-Davis and Haley & Aldrich, and sponsored by the corrugated industry confirms corrugated containers used to transport fresh produce are safe and clean.
Fibre Box Association Column: Temperature, time testing proves corrugation process destroys bacteria
Read a featured article on the cleanliness of corrugated packaging in Packaging Strategies.