GLOBAL GREEN USA ANNOUNCES LARGEST RECYCLABLE WHOLESALE TRANSFER PACKAGING INITIATIVE IN U.S. TO COMMENCE AT WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTER
MEDIA ALERT: Program Could Save Millions of Dollars, Reduce More than 100,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Annually
WHAT: Launch of Global Green USA’s program to green packaging distributed through Hunt’s Point, the world’s largest food distribution center. Achieving 100% recyclable wholesale transfer packaging goal would divert 30,000 tons/year of corrugated cardboard from landfills, reduce greenhouse gases by 103,000 mt CO2e/yr, equivalent to taking 19,000 cars off the road, save businesses $3 million per year, and influence the design of wholesale transfer packaging throughout the world.
The launch will include an announcement by Interstate Container and Mountaire on their commitment to green poultry wholesale packaging, their progress to date, and ground-breaking trials underway. The first phase of meeting the 100% recyclable packaging goal will be to conduct trials for all food and packaging types, ranging from seafood to broccoli, to demonstrate that the packaging performs and its potential for cost savings. This initiative involves a mix of corporate partners and competitors collaborating to make recyclable packaging a reality.
WHO: Meeting sponsors include: Global Green USA, Action Carting, Chemol, Ciba, Green Bay Packaging, Interstate Container, Mountaire, Packaging Products Corporation, Pratt Industries, Salsberg Group, Spectra-Kote, and Temple lnland.
MORE: The Hunt’s Point Demonstration Project is but one of several of Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery dedicated to generating business value through creating a sustainable, zero waste New York City. Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.
For more information visit the Coalition for Resource Recovery, http://thecorr.org/