Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) has collaborated with the New Orleans Fish House to test recyclable coated corrugated boxes as methods of transporting locally caught seafood.
Manufactured by CoRR members Cascades Industrial Packaging and Interstate Container, the boxes have been designed to withstand the icy seafood packing process.
The pilot began at the New Orleans Fish House and marks a step toward sustainable food systems.
Seafood and ice were placed in the recyclable boxes, palletized, and loaded onto their delivery truck at the New Orleans Fish House.
Cascades and Interstate Container donated the boxes for testing, which are recyclable in accordance with the Fibre Box Association’s recyclability and repulpability protocol for wax-alternative coatings.
Cascades technical and business development director Islem Yezza said the Cascades Polar box tested for the pilot, stood up to the process.
"We are proud to be able to provide a variety of more sustainable alternatives to unrecoverable polystyrene foam and wax-coated boxes," Yezza added.