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Market Kurly wins packaging award for cooling cardboard boxBy Yim Hyun-su
Published : Jan. 15, 2021 - 15:58
The WorldStar Global Packaging Award was given to 194 recipients this year, including Market Kurly, which won the prize in the transit category for its eco-friendly insulated corrugated box.
The recyclable, corrugated packaging mimics the insulation effect of a cooler with a pad attached to the insides of the box, allowing a layer of air to form between them, keeping food items cool and fresh.
Some 40,000 tests were conducted to ensure the packaging can maintain a temperature of minus 18 degrees Celsius for over 14 hours, the company said.
The box also scored points on the environment front as it is reusable, especially at a time when a growing number of food deliveries has led to an increase in the use of expanded polystyrene boxes.
The grocery delivery firm kicked off its environment-friendly “All Paper Challenge” in September 2019 to make all of its packaging recyclable.
The company said the move to use eco-friendly boxes, ice packs, packaging and tape has resulted in a reduction of 4,831 metric tons of plastic in a year.
By Yim Hyun-su (email@example.com)
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