|landfill destined waxed cardboard box|
With a strong commodity market, operators who bale cardboard on-site often create a recycling profit center with revenue from the bales more than offsetting the additional labor. On the other hand, waxed cardboard goes in the trash dumpster where the operator pays waste hauling charges.
|Lily @ the podium|
At the 2012 National Restaurant Association Show Elemental Impact Chair Scott Seydel orchestrated and Lily moderated an excellent educational session on transport packaging, with a focus on waxed cardboard boxes. The formal session name was Challenging the Value-Chain to Transform Transport Packaging: Eco-Friendly , Wallet-Friendly Solutions.
|NRA Show session panel|
Elissa Elan, NRA senior editor, sustainability, gives a thorough session synopsis in the NRA News Hub article, Eco-friendly packaging, sustainability practices explored. ]The Ei FB album, 05-08-12 Transport Pkging Session @ the NRA Show, gives a pictorial session recap.
|White Oak Pastures bull|
In true partner spirit, Ei was active at the 2012 NRA Show via the transport packaging session and a strong presence on the show floor. See the IMPACT Blog post, 2012 NRA Show - Powerful, for a recap of Ei Partner show participation. The Ei FB album, 2012 NRA Show in Chicago, gives the pictorial recount.
At the NRA educational session and on the farm tours, it was thrilling to witness the passion in action to create transport material destined for recycling rather than the landfill. With collaborative effort, solutions will come forth that make solid business sense for the entire value-chain. ... and the best part is the environmental benefit!