Sonoco ThermoSafe has launched one of its most innovative bulk temperature-controlled solutions to optimize air shipments of temperature-sensitive biologics and pharmaceutical products for durations exceeding five days. The new Quarter PMC pallet shipper platform maximizes the space on an LD7 PMC air pallet used in wide-body aircrafts. The platform includes solutions for 2-8°C, 15-25°C and frozen temperature ranges. Each solution has a universal pack-out design to be used in both hot and cold seasons while also accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments. “Featuring patent-pending technologies such as our unique interlocking L-shaped panels, this revolutionary design eliminates corner leaks and drastically reduces edge leaks,” said Ben VanderPlas, global product manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe. “In addition, ConvecTECHTM dispersion panels maximize natural convection to eliminate side refrigerants, increasing payload and simplifying packing procedures.”
Evergreen Packaging, with support from KidsGardening, today announced the launch of the spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden contest, the nationwide competition that invites students of all ages to repurpose milk and juice cartons in school gardens that teach math, science, arts, environment and sustainability. Now in its fourth year, the Carton 2 Garden contest underscores Evergreen Packaging’s commitment to championing sustainability, STEM-learning and healthy living.
“The Carton 2 Garden contest gives thousands of students across the country the opportunity to not only learn more about gardening, but also teamwork, nutrition, sustainable practices and environmental stewardship,” said Katie Simmons, marketing manager at Evergreen Packaging. “We are thrilled to once again partner with KidsGardening, the leaders in the school garden movement, to equip contest entrants with educational materials that instill these important lessons and life skills. Each year the gardens grow more inventive, and we look forward to seeing the innovations that will be created for this year’s contest.”
Schools can compete to win one of several prize packages by repurposing 100 or more empty milk and juice cartons in their existing school gardens or by creating novel school gardens. There are no registration fees to enter the contest. Each garden will be judged for its creativity and incorporation of sustainable practices. Contest categories and prizes include:
•Grand prize ($5,000)
•STEM learning specialty prize ($2,500)
•Sustainability specialty prize ($2,500)
•Health & Nutrition specialty prize ($2,500)
•Top elementary school garden, five total ($1,000 each)
•Top middle or high school garden, five total ($1,000 each)
“The Carton 2 Garden contest helps students unlock their creativity and engage their curiosity in a collaborative, team-based environment,” says KidsGardening Executive Director Emily Shipman. “As students engage with gardening and nature, they develop STEM-based skills and learn about nutrition and sustainable practices. We’re grateful for our continued partnership with Evergreen Packaging to bring these important learning opportunities to students across the country.”
The Carton 2 Garden contest encourages eco-aware consumers to seek sustainable packaging choices like cartons, which are made from a renewable resource. Evergreen Packaging’s FreshHouse™ cartons are recyclable and are more than 70 percent paper, which comes from trees from forests where responsible forestry practices are used and overall growth exceeds harvest. Evergreen Packaging is committed to creating innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for the food and beverage industries. Earlier this year, the company debuted RenewablePlus cartons, which feature sugarcane-based polyethylene and are fully renewable.
more detail at: http://evergreenpackaging.com/fresh-news/evergreen-packaging-launches-fourth-annual-carton-2-garden-contest/