As a leader in cold chain shipping solutions, Cryopak is taking a step towards reducing its carbon footprint by offering more ecologically-friendly shipping solutions, starting with its new R3 Service Program (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). With a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, these pallet transporters are designed to ship pallets of product around the world in a temperature-controlled environment.
Many current industry solutions require the disposal of packaging (such as shipping containers and pallets). The R3 program minimizes the need for insulation materials, phase change solutions, bottles and their necessary disposal by handling the coordination of container delivery, reverse logistics and required refurbishment.
Jeff Kelly, Vice President of Corporate Development for parent company TCP Reliable remarked, “The globalization of our R3 Service Program represents an important step in our overall corporate initiative to provide solutions that are environmentally responsible. During the past four years, our customers have prevented over 15 tons of insulation material from being sent to landfills. We are pleased that Cryopak is helping to lead the way with solutions that protect our environment. This is the first of a number of eco-friendly innovations that we will be launching this year.”
About World Environment Day (excerpt from the official WED website)
“World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth. That ‘something’ can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is ‘Air pollution.’ Every World Environment Day has a different host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces and supports worldwide efforts to address them. This year’s host is China. In recent years, millions of people have taken part in thousands of registered activities worldwide.”