Industry well on the way to solving the waxed box issue
PPEC executive director John Mullinder - provides facts, figures and thoughts on environmental and sustainability issues impacting the Canadian paper packaging industry.
PPEC - Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council
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.