Columbia, South Carolina. December 30, 2015 – Shipping over 5 million sustainable boxes every month, Interstate Container will help growers and packers understand the top three things to look for when selecting eco-friendly produce boxes during SERFVC 2016 at Booth #437 / 439.
1- Fresh Produce Packaging that Saves Money
When looking for a sustainable packaging solution to replace current wax cascaded boxes, growers and packers must select cost-effective alternatives.
Greencoat wax-free corrugated boxes cost less than cascaded wax boxes and enable fresh produce customers to eliminate wax disposal fees of up to $70 per ton and instead receive up to $80 per ton of recycling revenue.
2- Wax-Free Boxes that Perform
A key requirement for produce boxes is strength and durability in order to effectively ship and protect fresh fruit and vegetables across long and humid transportation routes. Greencoat wax-free boxes offer growers and packers a stronger, eco-friendly alternative to traditional wax-coated boxes – withstanding immense exposure to moisture, rough handling, and cold-to-hot environmental conditions.
Interstate Container teams up with Global Green USA to conduct regular trials on Greencoat boxes each year. Trials continue to demonstrate that Greencoat wax-free boxes are an effective replacement for wax boxes in the fresh produce industry. Interstate Container currently ships over 5 million Greencoat boxes monthly from its facilities in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC.
3- Sustainable Packaging that Meets Market Demands
Keeping up with customer demands and market trends is essential for growers and packers to grow and maintain business. Currently, there is a strong and growing demand from supermarket chains, foodservice distributors, and restaurant chains for growers and packers to eliminate wax boxes and switch to wax-free recyclable packaging. Interstate Container works hand-in-hand with growers and packers to help transition them to wax-free coated corrugated boxes that are FBA-certified 100% recyclable and repulpable.
Unrecyclable solid waste generated from paraffin-coated cardboard is presently at a high of 1.45 million tons according to Global Green USA Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) . By recycling 100 tons of Greencoat boxes, fresh produce customers can save 1,527 million BTUs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 312 tons of MTCO2E and 85 tons of MTCE.
Interested growers and packers can meet with Interstate Container representatives at Booth # 437 / 439 to learn more during the educational conference and trade show which will take place January 7 – 10 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.
About Interstate Container
Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a division of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses located in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, East and South regions.
Jeff Cormier, National Sales & Marketing Manager
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921