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.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) today released a new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA), which shows the corrugated industry’s environmental progress.
A new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) published by IFCO, a provider of reusable plastic containers (RPCs), attempts to discredit the corrugated packaging industry for having the highest recovery rate of any packaging system in America.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) today announced that advancements in papermaking technology and the availability of high-quality fiber have made it possible to reuse more old corrugated containers (OCC) in the manufacturing process while at the same time maintaining the strength characteristics of new boxes.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) today released a new infographic depicting the twenty-year growth in recovery of corrugated materials for recycling. Corrugated “cardboard” is recycled more than any other packaging material in the U.S.
The U.S. recovery rate of old corrugated containers (OCC) rose by 3.7 percentage points in 2015 to a record-high 92.9 percent. The increase was driven by a 3.5 percent increase in domestic consumption of recovered fiber and a 10.6 percent jump in OCC exports.