A new study shows more corrugated boxes are shipped with recyclable alternative coatings than are shipped using traditional wax coatings for the first time since the introduction of the corrugated industry’s recyclability protocol in 2005.
A new study shows the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings. In 2013, the industry used 39 percent less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured.
A new study shows a dramatic decrease in the corrugated industry’s use of wax coatings since 2002. The 33 percent decline in waxed corrugated is attributed to the development of recyclable alternatives.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance protocol technical team has approved IPS Testing Experts to perform the testing protocol outlined in the Voluntary Standard for Repulping and Recycling Corrugated Fiberboard. The protocol is used to certify the repulpability and recyclability of wax alternatives for corrugated products that have been treated to improve performance in the presence of water and water vapor.