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A new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010. Additionally, the industry improved in other environmental impact indicators.
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!
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) and the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) have released a statement in support of a Canadian study that indicates that Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) used to ship fruits and vegetables in Canada pose a risk for contamination.
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.
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.
Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) Executive Director Dennis Colley issued the following statement regarding the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) recently released by IFCO. Performed by Franklin Associates, the LCA compares Returnable Plastic Containers (RPCs) with Corrugated Containers (CCs).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2013) In 2012, 91 percent (29 million tons) of the corrugated packaging used in the U.S. was successfully recovered or recycling, maintaining its top position as the most-recycled packaging material.
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.