Continuing Commitment to a Cleaner World
At Cold Chain Technologies (CCT), we’re continuing our commitment to create sustainable, environment friendly solutions that protect temperature sensitive goods. These include: lean initiatives, internal recycling programs, energy conservation, reusable solutions, and recyclable products.
According to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the definition of a sustainable package is one that is:
- Beneficial, safe, and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.
- Meets market criteria for performance and cost.
- Sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy.
- Optimizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials.
- Manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices.
- Made from materials healthy throughout the life cycle.
- Physically designed to optimize materials and energy.
- Effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial closed cycles.
KoolTemp GreenSmart Program
The KoolTemp™ GreenSmart Program is the latest sustainable advancement from CCT to ensure our commitment to the environment extends throughout our products, from our recyclable corrugated boxes and biodegradable, reusable gel packs to our redeployment programs and new GreenSmart innovations. Our program is backed by products and services that can support your sustainable needs in many ways.
GreenSmart ‘Approved’ Products
KoolTemp EPS Containers
KoolTemp GreenSmart EPS Containers are a 100% recyclable lightweight rigid cellular plastic that contains 98% air made from reprocessed EPS molding beads. With up to 80% recycled resin content, this breakthrough material offers the thermal capacity and superior insulation of EPS in an earth-friendly format. What’s more, it’s recyclable, so your company can be green and save green.
Certified for recycled content by Scientific Certification Systems
For a detail review of EPS and the environment, please visit our manufacturer partner’s website, Foam Fabricators. EPS may be brought to designated drop-off locations, recycling centers that accept polystyrene (#6), or sent to mail-back locations.
Koolit gel packs contain an environmentally safe water soluble starch. To recycle, simply cut open a thawed gel pack, or puncture a bottle and dispose of its non-toxic liquid content in the normal waste stream. The pouch, sleeve, or bottle may be recycled in centers that accept plastic.
GreenSmart ‘Approved’ Services
The KoolTemp GreenSmart program is backed by services that enhance your environmental efforts in many ways. Our GreenSmart Return-Reuse program can easily be customized for each, allowing for the economical reuse of many types of cold chain systems including KoolTemp shippers. and Koolit refrigerant/PCMs.
By implementing Lean core values at CCT, we’re optimizing our operation to minimize our energy usage, waste of raw materials, and reject rate among finished goods. We’ve initiated a company-wide effort to improve efficiencies within our manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations. This effort is particularly evident in our vigilance to minimize the 7 Wastes: rework, motion, overproduction, conveyance, inventory, over processing, and waiting.
We seize every opportunity to improve and reuse all raw materials, where applicable, used in manufacturing. This includes an active program to externally recycle all excess corrugate. In addition, we only use virgin EPS in our products, and we recycle any excess waste back to the manufacturer for their use in other applications.
We have installed energy saving lighting including motion sensing systems in our warehouse and shop floor lighting. This helps reduce our carbon footprint. We are also working with suppliers to economize on material usage and minimize excessive transportation.
We’ve developed several products that may be reused, once inspected, including our gel packs, and PUR and GTS line of polyurethane solutions. Modular components of our thermal solutions products allow for reuse after replacement of worn components. We’ve also introduced reusable plastic trays for transporting refrigerants to customers, which minimizes the use of corrugate.