Mountaire Farms is converting to recyclable boxes for its product. This is a milestone for Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery, which has a goal of achieving 100% recyclable wholesale packaging through Hunt’s Point Distribution Center.
Mountaire Farms has started the switch over to FBA-certified recyclable boxes in its New York City and Lumberbridge, N.C. sites. Interstate Container is the supplier for the boxes. This conversion will result in the transition of 6,000 tons of poultry boxes per year servicing the New York City market alone. It is the environmental equivalent of taking 3,800 passenger cars off the road.
Further, the company is switching packaging methods from ice pack to modified atmosphere packaging, which will result in significant water and energy savings.