Frequently Asked Questions about Closed-Loop Packaging
Can Polycrate plastic corrugated boxes and cardboard be baled together?
No, these packaging products should be baled separately
Can Polycrate boxes be picked up by the recycling company along with the cardboard bales?
Yes, as long as it is coordinated with the companies in advance
Can Polycrate boxes be put into the same baler as the cardboard? Can it be baled using the same baling wire?
Yes, the baling process is the same as cardboard
Can Polycrate boxes be picked up without baling?
Yes they can be piled into the trailer on pallets with shrink wrap
Will retailers and wholesalers receive a rebate for baling and shipping Polycrate plastic corrugated boxes?
Yes, but this will depend on the recycling companies
How does Plastpac receive the ‘used’ plastic corrugated boxes?
Plastpac will coordinate delivery with the recycling companies. Plastpac will give the rebate to the recycling companies who in turn, give it to the retailers or wholesalers.
Does the recycling company re-process and recycle the used plastic packaging into post-consumer resin? Or is that Plastpac?
Plastpac manages the recycling of the product.
How does the Polycrate packaging get picked up from the retailer?
We recommend that the plastic packaging is returned to the warehouse or distribution center after every delivery so that the recycling company can pick up the aggregated bales from the warehouse rather than the individual stores.
What are the advantages for a retailer to recommend and use Plastpac plastic corrugate boxes in their Produce section?
Polycrate boxes are lighter weight, yet more durable and water resistant than cardboard or wax boxes. This allows the Produce to stay fresher longer while traveling from the field — through the food supply chain. And because of its strength and stability, these food-safe boxes can move from farm to the Produce cooler.
Retailers can also take advantage of the planet-friendly packaging that is made from recycled materials — and can be recycled again after use