During PACK EXPO International 2014, Interstate Container will demonstrate the strength and water resistance of their pioneering Greencoat® wax-free boxes. Exhibition attendees can get to know the #ElephantintheRoom and experience what makes Greencoat® an innovative and revolutionary sustainable packaging solution.
Interstate Container’s 100% recyclable Greencoat® corrugated boxes offer clients moisture-resistance, strength, and cost-effectiveness, while reducing the carbon footprint for both customers and end-users.
Proven Sustainability. Greencoat® wax-free boxes are FBA-certified 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. The eco-friendly box reduces environmentally-harmful greenhouse gas emissions generated from burning unrecyclable corrugated packaging.
According to Global Green USA Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), fresh produce, meats and seafood producers generate 1.45 million tons of solid waste from paraffin-coated cardboard alone. Thus, an industry shift to recyclable corrugated packaging could reduce America's annual carbon emissions by 4.5 million mtCO2e.
Mountaire Farms, operating the largest poultry processing facility in North America, reduced 150,000 mtCO2/annually since shifting nearly 100% of its 500 million square feet of boxes to Greencoat®.
Tested Strength & Water Resistance. Greencoat® boxes are moisture-resistant, temperature-resistant, and strong enough to pack and transport poultry, seafood, meat, fresh produce, as well as other refrigerated and frozen products. This recyclable box can endure shifts from cold-to-hot, rough handling, long trips, as well as transport iced products without sacrificing strength or performance.
During trials with NAFCO, the largest regional seafood distributor in the Mid-Atlantic, Greencoat boxes successfully transported iced Chesapeake Bay seafood across 500 miles. Additionally, Mountaire Farms transitioned nearly 100% from waxed boxes to Greencoat® wax-free boxes, and currently ships over 2 million Greencoat® boxes filled with poultry every month.
Demonstrated Cost-Effectiveness. By using Greencoat® boxes, the retail industry and restaurant sector will cut or avoid landfill disposal costs ranging from $65-$125 / ton (tipping fees & pull). ‘Retailers and restaurants could realize a net benefit of combined cost savings and revenue generation of $200 million nationwide’ – Global Green USA CoRR.
Interstate Container also assigns expert engineers to work with customers to develop “right size” customized packaging that builds strength while reducing costs.
Read more: Interstate Container to Exhibit 100% Recyclable Greencoat® Wax-Free Boxes at PACK EXPO 2014
Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.
About Interstate Container
Interstate Container’s manufacturing plants in Columbia, SC and Cambridge, MD produce 100% of the pioneering Greencoat® corrugated packaging in-house without sourcing from third parties.
Interstate Container also produces corrugated retail ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, protective packaging and industrial packaging in Lowell and Westminster, MA; Brunswick, NJ; and Reading, PA with sister companies in Asheboro and Greensboro, NC and Greeneville, TN.