Sealed Air has created a recyclable packaging solution for shipping perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.
Consumer demand for more sustainable packaging has accelerated recently, partly due to a sharp rise in online food orders this year. According to the Packaging Council of NZ, New Zealanders use about 735,000 tonnes of packaging every year and only recycle about 58% of it.
TempGuard™ is packaging constructed like a paper pad with the outer liner made from brown Kraft paper and the inside filled with 100% recycled newspaper. Larger industry partners, such as Talleys and Foodstuffs, have been instrumental in the acceptance of TempGuard™ in the New Zealand market. They have helped pave the way for more brands to follow suit. Talleys, alone, has eliminated about 1000 polystyrene bins a week by switching to Tempguard™.