This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot – including the way we will celebrate the holidays. The new mantra of mass media and retailers alike advises consumers to shop and ship early. That means all eyes are on the supply chain. The good news is retailers and consumers can count on corrugated packaging to make those happy holiday deliveries.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of “Boxes. The Most Extraordinary Ordinary Thing in the World”.
As a manufacturing sector, wood products including corrugated packaging, rely on trees harvested from managed forests as a renewable raw material source. We need both new and recycled fibers to maintain a balanced circular system.
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).