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GREEN CELL PLUS: THE SUSTAINABLE COLD CHAIN PACKAGING SOLUTION

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Green Cell Plus is a compostable box liner that keeps perishable shipments cold for days. 


WHY IT MATTERS

Sustainable cold chain packaging is increasingly important in reducing environmental impact. While EPS (commonly known as Styrofoam) offers great insulation for shipping, it has a notable ecological footprint. Green Cell Plus offers a planet-friendly alternative, delivering comparable insulation performance to EPS while mitigating environmental damage.

 

KEEP YOUR COLD CHAIN PRODUCTS AT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE

The most important aspect of a cold chain packaging solution is one that will keep products at the desired temperature from the time the product is packaged to the time the consumer opens the box. Green Cell Plus’s proven insulation capabilities keep products cold.  

How Green Cell Plus works: Green Cell Plus is made from corn starch-based foam that incorporates thousands of tiny air pockets that trap air, providing a barrier against heat. When combined with a cold gel pack, Green Cell Plus maintains the package's internal temperature. This capability ensures that temperature-sensitive shipments, such as perishable foods and pharmaceuticals, stay cold throughout transit.  

Customize your cold chain packaging for your application: Green Cell Plus can be tailored to meet specific temperature ranges and transit times, offering you versatility for various shipping needs. It comes in a range of thicknesses and densities to meet any thermal performance need.  

Reduce reshipments with lab-tested insulation: If you have shipments thawing out in transit, BGR can lab test your packout to diagnose the problem and find a solution. Green Cell Plus’s reliability is backed by extensive testing to ensure that products make it to their destination at the right temperature, every time. We offer comparative R-Value testing to ensure you are getting better insulation performance compared to your current coolers. 

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ELIMINATE WASTE AND REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Green Cell Plus helps you minimize your environmental impact in two key ways:

ELIMINATES EPS WASTE

Green Cell Plus gives your customer multiple options for sustainable disposal:

  • The foam can be safely dissolved in water without contaminating the water. The customer simply needs to put it in their sink and turn the water on. 
     
  • The foam can also be composted in a home or municipal compost bin.  

Either way, Green Cell Plus leaves no waste at the end of its life, saving landfill space and keeping pollution out of the environment. 
 

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REDUCES YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Since Green Cell Plus is made from renewable resources, it comes with a lower carbon footprint. Its eco-friendly design gives it an 80% lower carbon footprint than EPS. 

 

EASY SHIPPING, STORAGE, AND ASSEMBLY THANKS TO AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN

In addition to its insulation performance and sustainability, Green Cell Plus's design improves your packaging logistics.  

Save space in trucks and warehouses: Green Cell Plus ships and stores at flat panels. This cuts down on shipping costs and saves floor space in the warehouse.   

Increase speed on the packing line: Green Cell Plus has a rigid structure with pre-folded edges that make it easy to handle and fit into the box. This simplifies the packing and assembly process, making it both time-efficient and user-friendly.  

 

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THE BOTTOM LINE:

Green Cell Plus maximizes sustainability without compromising on insulation performance.

Green Cell Plus offers a sustainable alternative to traditional cold chain packaging, significantly reducing waste and carbon footprint, without compromising the quality of temperature control for sensitive shipments. With its customizable features and sustainable disposal options, Green Cell Plus not only meets the diverse needs of businesses but also aligns with the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly packaging.

 

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How can my end-user dispose of Green Cell Plus the sustainable way?

Step 1
Recycle the plastic sleeve:
 Cut open the sleeve to remove the foam and recycle the film at a store drop-off facility  

Step 2
Compost or dissolve the foam:
After recycling the plastic sleeve, the end-user can dispose of the foam one of two ways:  

  1. Compost the foam: Can be composted in home compost bin or in municipal compost facility 

  2. Dissolve the foam: Put the foam in the kitchen sink and turn the water on. The foam will completely dissolve in under 60 seconds.

Why is the foam in Green Cell Plus covered in a plastic sleeve?

The plastic sleeve creates a barrier against water, which protects the foam from dissolving due to condensation, moisture, or humidity.

Can Green Cell Plus be used for other applications besides cold chain?

Yes, it also comes in a standard “Green Cell” option (no “Plus”). The standard version does not have the plastic sleeve, as no moisture resistance is needed. It works as protective packaging for anything from electronics, to beauty products, to glass.

Is Green Cell Plus recyclable?

Green Cell Plus is compostable rather than recyclable. However, ClimaCell is a cold chain solution similar to Green Cell Plus that is certified as curbside recyclable. Reach out to your BGR rep to discuss which one is best for your business.

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