Corrugated Containers or RPCs
Which Produce Container System is Better for the Environment?
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact from extraction of raw materials to end-of-life for corrugated containers and reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for transport and display of fresh produce. Neither container system shows an advantage in all environmental impact categories. To minimize the footprint of delivering products to market, grower/shippers and packers should evaluate individual commodities, transport distances and other variables. Complete information is available here.