To answer the sustainability challenges raised by the growth in e-commerce, DS Smith and TemperPack are partnering to introduce ClimaCell, a sustainable thermal insulation barrier for temperature sensitive goods such as meal kits, perishable groceries and medical products.
How does it work? A combined pack will include: a transport box – to protect and ship the content; insulation material – the thermal barrier between the inside and outside temperature (ClimaCell); and cooling agent (e.g. Gel packs) – to maintain the required temperature inside.
By using ClimaCell thermal liners, it is easier to tackle consumers concerns about the environment.
The product, which is made from paper and bio-based materials, can be easily recycled in paper recycling bins by the consumer after use. It will replace the difficult to recycle EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, over 350,000 tonnes of which is used in packaging annually, with just a third of this plastic packaging waste being recycled in Europe.
In addition, switching from EPS foam to ClimaCell reduces your carbon emissions by 65%.