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.
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.
Shipping fresh strawberries in corrugated containers costs 13 percent less than shipping the same volume of strawberries in reusable plastic containers (RPCs), according to a new economic case study.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance has redesigned and updated its industry website. Please visit www.corrugated.org and check it out!
A new economic case study demonstrates a 25 percent annual cost savings from shipping tomatoes in corrugated versus shipping the same volume of tomatoes in reusable plastic containers (RPCs).
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) released an update on the corrugated industry’s economic performance. Corrugated packaging’s economic indicators are monitored, measured, and reported as part of the industry’s sustainability program.