Category: Issues

Corrugated Packaging Alliance

IFCO LCA ATTEMPTS TO DISCREDIT CORRUGATED INDUSTRY FOR HIGHEST PACKAGING RECOVERY RATE

March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ITASCA, IL (MARCH 24, 2017) – A new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) published by IFCO, a provider of reusable plastic containers (RPCs), attempts to discredit the corrugated packaging industry...

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University of Guelph – Summary and latest RPC Study

March 28, 2017

Research Study: Microbiological Sanitary Status of Reusable Plastic Crates Sampled in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario and Summary of Studies Assessing the Sanitation of Reusable Plastic Crates for Fresh Produce

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FBA & CCCA

Publication of Study Supports Corrugated Industry’s Commitment to Science, Facts

November 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ITASCA, IL (October 31, 2016) – The publication of third-party, peer-reviewed research in a recent edition of the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B supports the corrugated...

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CCCA

New Ricke Study

November 1, 2016

Research Study: Comparison of methods for quantitating Salmonella enterica Typhimurium and Heidelberg strain attachment to reusable plastic shipping container coupons and preliminary assessment of sanitizer efficacy

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Corrugated Packaging Delivers

Another group reports distorted claims favoring plastic RPCs

July 28, 2016

Questions still linger about inaccurate data used by IFCO in its “sustainability” study claiming plastic RPCs have an advantage over corrugated. Both the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) and the Paper & Paperboard...

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Corrugation process destroys bacteria, testing shows

July 28, 2016

A lab study determines whether the corrugated manufacturing process is sufficient to destroy common food pathogens looking at both time and temperature. A new study shows that the process of combining linerboard...

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Fruit stays fresh for up to three more days in corrugated trays, research shows

July 6, 2016

Brussels, 27 June 2016 – Corrugated trays keep fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, according to scientific research.

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Fibre Box Association

New Research Shows Fruit Packed in Corrugated is Safer and Fresher than in RPCs

June 30, 2016

ITASCA, IL (June 29, 2016) – New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination

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Corrugated Packaging Delivers

CPA Calls IFCO Sustainability Report “Inaccurate,” “Faulty” and “Misleading”

May 18, 2016

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) fine print reveals corrugated is nearly 40 percent advantaged over RPCs in CO2 emissions or Global Warming Potential (GWP) despite misleading headlines

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Corrugated Packaging Alliance

Something fishy about crate supplier’s recycled content assumptions

May 13, 2016

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