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Product Summary: Corrugated packaging industry information
Learn everything there is to know about corrugated packaging's environmental, performance and cost advantages from the Fibre Box Association (FBA) and Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA). More info: www.corrugated.org and www.fibrebox.org.
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Fibre Box Association
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is a non-profit trade association that represents North American corrugated packaging manufacturers and strives to grow, protect and enhance the overall well-being of the industry by providing member-valued programs and services.
CORRUGATED PACKAGING: THE RESPONSIBLE CHOICE
Corrugated packaging is preferred by food and product manufacturers, shippers and retailers for its low cost, high-performance product protection, insulating characteristics, graphic appeal and sustainability. Corrugated is made from a renewable resource, using biobased fuels and recycled materials, and nearly 90% of it is recovered for recycling. Learn more at www.corrugated.org.
The corrugated industry released its second life cycle assessment report in June, 2014 measuring and documenting the cradle-to-cradle environmental impact of corrugated packaging manufactured in 2010. The new study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010, as well as improvements in other environmental impact indicators. Details are available online at: http://ow.ly/FC5OG.
The corrugated industry also continues to dramatically decrease its use of non-recyclable wax coatings. In 2013, the industry used 39 percent less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured. The reduction brings the total waxed corrugated volume to just below 3% of total corrugated volume produced in 2013 compared to 5 percent of total volume in 2002. The dramatic decrease is attributed to development of recyclable alternatives. By developing and using wax alternatives, the industry continues to increase the amount of recyclable corrugated packaging. Coupled with the tremendous supermarket and retail collection of old corrugated containers (OCC), today there’s very little corrugated packaging going to landfills. More facts are available online here: http://ow.ly/FC5x6.
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