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Cascades launches cardboard tray made from recycled material


December 5, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

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Cascades’ new cardboard food tray made from 100-percent recycled and recyclable material. Photo: CNW Group/Cascades Inc.

Cascades is launching a new, fully recyclable cardboard container for fresh food packaging in the North American market, describing it as an alternative to traditional solutions that do not have a recyclable interior coating.

Certified according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards, the cardboard tray is made from 100-percent recycled fibres, mainly from post-consumer sources, and is also recyclable.

The made-in-Canada packaging tray uses a water-based barrier coating that protects it against humidity and helps to preserve the freshness of foods. The company says this patented coating does not affect the recyclability or compostability of the cardboard, and is a replacement solution for the traditional wax- or plastic-based applications widely used in cardboard food packaging.

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The tray’s resistance to humidity and ability to maintain its rigid form when refrigerated make it a solution for packaging fruits, vegetables and proteins. It also meets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements.

“This tray allows tons of fibres to be diverted from landfills,” says Luc Langevin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group. “Together with our customers, we strive to make positive efforts to create a circular economy.”