New England Biolabs® Introduces 100% Recyclable Packaging for Cold Chain Shipping in Partnership with TemperPack®
Environmentally friendly alternative eliminates expanded polystyrene (EPS) from landfills and reduces carbon emissions
New England Biolabs (NEB®) today announced a transition to a 100% recyclable alternative to expanded polystyrene (EPS) for shipment of most of its products. The new packaging was developed by TemperPack, a U.S. company that focuses on providing sustainable solutions for cold chain shipping. While fully recyclable, this new packaging maintains the proper shipping temperature conditions for its products.
Cold chain shipping has always been a challenge from an environmental standpoint. Enzymes and reagents often require shipment on ice or dry ice, and maintaining shipping temperature is critical, particularly when shipping long distances or to warmer climates. EPS has historically been the “gold standard” for cold shipping, as it is light, durable, and well-known for its insulative properties. Unfortunately, EPS is difficult to recycle, and often makes its way to landfills.
To address this, NEB’s new shipping box will use the ClimaCell® insert, which is paper-based and can maintain the required temperature conditions for the duration of a product’s delivery time. The entire box is recyclable, with other corrugated cardboard, after unpacking.Source: PR Newswire
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