Boxing Match: Interstate Container and Allen Harim
Recycling, buying recyclable, and designing for recyclability shows good corporate citizenship, and makes business sense. With our Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) program, we work to help businesses adapt greener business practices. This week, we applauded the efforts of Interstate Container, one of the founding members of CoRR, and Allen Harim Foods.
Interstate Container announced that they are working with Allen Harim Foods to transition the company from non-recyclable coated corrugated packaging to FBA-certified recyclable coated boxes. The collaboration represents a pioneering effort to transform poultry packaging and set an example for all food packaging to be significantly more environmentally responsible. As a result of their efforts, they can divert 3,500 tons of waste from landfills and eliminate 11,000 tons of carbon emissions each year, by preventing methane-generating paper fiber from entering the landfills -- and bringing it back onto the market as valuable commodities. "This is exactly the kind of leadership we need to reduce New York’s waste stream and carbon footprint," says Annie White, director of our CoRR program.