A critical step poultry processors take is the commitment to progressive elimination of wax boxes and transition to Greencoat. Interstate Container supplies Greencoat® to 16 of the U.S.’s 34 integrated poultry companies, including 4 of the top 10 processors.
Initially, the fresh produce industry resisted transitioning from waxed boxes due to quality, strength, and performance concerns. Accordingly, Interstate Container
concentrated on developing a quality product that did not skid or open, in order to gain traction with growers and packers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
As part of Global Green USA
’s awareness program, Interstate Container has engaged with Coalition for Resource Recovery
(CORR) partners in initial pilot projects to demonstrate the viability of wax replacement boxes for the fresh produce industry.