Canadian Packaging

Industry well on the way to solving the waxed box issue

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Sustainability Corrugated John Mullinder PPEC - Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council

PPEC executive director John Mullinder - provides facts, figures and thoughts on environmental and sustainability issues impacting the Canadian paper packaging industry.

Although relatively few corrugated boxes have wax applied to them (about three percent of all corrugated produced), they have long been a “problem” material when it comes to recycling. Those days may be numbered.

Wax coatings have traditionally been applied as a moisture barrier to preserve the strength of a box holding wet or iced products such as fresh fruit ….. Go HERE to read the rest of John’s blog.


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