Interstate Container Leads the Evolution to Sustainable Poultry Packaging at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo
Interstate Container will exhibit Greencoat® wax-free, coated, recyclable boxes at Booth # C-1521 during the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) from January 31– February 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Interstate Container works hand-in-hand with poultry processors to transition, phase by phase, to wax-free, recyclable and repulpable Greencoat boxes. While traditional unrecyclable wax-coated boxes end up in landfills, recyclable Greencoat boxes help poultry processors as well as their end customers, including retailers, food service distributors and restaurants significantly reduce carbon footprint.
Leading the Evolution to Sustainable Poultry Packaging
Since developing Greencoat® boxes in 2009, Interstate Container has been leading the evolution to sustainable packaging in the poultry industry, participating annually in IPPE. Today, Interstate Container supplies 6 of the 15 top poultry processors in the US, including Mountaire Farms, who runs the largest individual poultry processing plant in the US. Currently, Interstate Container ships over 12 million Greencoat boxes a month.
“Interstate Container’s on-going growth with Greencoat® packaging in the poultry industry continues to transform the market. Annually we witness a reduction of over 100,000 tons of wax boxes that used to be landfilled thanks to our customers that have transitioned to Greencoat® boxes. The time has come for the rest of our industry to evolve and make the switch from landfilled wax boxes, and to our recyclable, repulpable, and biodegradable Greencoat®. Greencoat® is without a doubt the leading wax replacement box in the market. Ask for Greencoat®.” Pete Bugas, Vice President-Greencoat® & Coated Container Group, explains.
Facilitating the Transition to Wax-Free Packaging
The coated corrugated packaging manufacturer offers free trials side-by-side with current packaging to help processors witness firsthand Greencoat box performance in comparison to environmentally harmful wax boxes. Interstate Container also provides Mechanical Packaging Services dedicated to ensuring poultry processors' box rooms produce the best quality boxes to ship and store poultry. Mechanical Packaging Services include: Machine inspection and preventive maintenance planning, machine refurbishment, box room efficiency evaluation, training, and waste reduction measures.
Expanding Reach in the US
With manufacturing plants in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC, Interstate Container works with poultry processors, retailers, food service distributors and restaurant chains throughout the US leveraging its strong network of production facilities and warehouses in Maryland, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama.
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.
Mindy Myrick, Marketing Manager
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com; www.greencoat.net