Cold chain management is surging rapidly, and with the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, people will increasingly lean on e-commerce. However, in the past two years, cold chain management has evolved in its approach towards packaging and transportation. Companies are becoming more environmentally conscious; hence, they are switching to sustainable packaging. Sustainable packaging aims to minimize the carbon footprint and ensure that materials used in the process are reusable and recyclable. This reduces the waste, operating costs and pressure on natural resources. Here is how companies are leading the change in cold chain transportation via sustainable packaging:
Reusable packing materials
Reusable packing materials are designed to be used multiple times. Companies such as TESSOL have introduced environmentally-friendly technologies for efficient cold chain supplies. Our proprietary solutions like IndiWRAP, SWAP range of insulated carriers, cartridges, freezers and boxes can be packed, transported and shipped multiple times. Additionally, they are effortless to use. For instance, IndiWRAP can be frozen in the deep freezer and wrapped around the product as many times as you want. And SWAP’s freezers and boxes are the ultimate solutions for longer and multiple deliveries.
Recyclable packing materials
Recyclable materials can be processed for another purpose, either shipping materials or other items. Implementation of recycled materials enables operators to minimize the carbon footprint and eliminates the pressure on natural resources. TESSOL’s proprietary solutions such as the SWAP range of bags are designed explicitly with high-grade closed-cell polymers that are recyclable. Carriers and cartridges of various sizes can fit in these bags, plus they are economical and keep the quality of food intact till the last mile.
Pharmaceutical and perishable products must be stored and transported in a temperature-controlled environment. For this, cold chain management uses a high voltage refrigeration system. This can put immense pressure on batteries and natural resources, release toxins and enhance the carbon footprint in the environment. But TESSOL’s proprietary solutions have invented thermal batteries and chargers. These batteries can be charged from a regular power source and do not demand any high voltage. Additionally, they are vehicle-independent, inorganic, non-flammable and non-toxic, preventing any kind of harm to the environment and the products.
Cold chain vehicles are heavy and equipped with high-voltage refrigerators. This can increase pollution, but cold chain technologies are evolving. Companies like TESSOL offer eutectic vehicles that can save 60% fuel costs. Additionally, it is perfect for all kinds of temperatures, so no different types of vehicles are required to cater to varied temperature needs.
Sustainable packaging is securing the future of cold chain management and the environment by using materials that are 100% recyclable. This has a positive impact on the customers, especially those who are environmentally conscious. As a company, you can set an example in the market, gain more customers and expand your business. To implement this positive change, connect with TESSOL – our PCM technologies are designed to minimize the pressure and harm on the environment.