ATLANTA – Reusable packaging and supply chain solutions company Tosca said the company has officially diverted 1 million metric tons of corrugated cardboard from entering the perishables supply chain.
In 1998, Tosca began shipping perishables in reusable plastic containers (RPCs) and since then has made a commitment to revolutionize supply chains with more sustainable and cost-effective reusable packaging solutions.
Because soiled and wet corrugated cardboard is not recyclable, a large amount of corrugated cardboard used for perishables ends up in landfills. For every RPC used, approximately 1 - 1.5 pounds of corrugated cardboard is prevented from entering the supply chain.
“By working with our valued partners, some of the largest retailers across the country, we’re able to cut costs and optimize supply chains while helping companies reach their sustainability goals,” said Jon Kalin, Tosca’s chief commercial officer. “Without our partners, positive environmental impacts like this would not be possible.”