An estimated 700,000 bulk shipping containers are abandoned annually in the United States alone. Though an estimated 98 percent of shipping containers are recyclable, many are not being recycled. The result is waste and increased extraction of raw materials used to manufacture these containers, particularly steel.i,ii
Goodpack operates the world’s largest fleet of steel intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), a multimodal, reusable metal box system that provides packaging, transporting, and storage. The company is headquartered in Singapore with more than 5,000 delivery and collection points across the globe.
Using responsible design concepts, Goodpack replaces common, single-use materials with reusable, more sustainable materials, such as durable steel. Its fleet of 3.3 million reusable IBCs is in use across 70 countries. The company also promotes efficient logistics with its patented collapsible bin design, coupled with global collection points that eliminate the need to return boxes. These practices reduce environmental impact, generate fewer carbon emissions, and save nearly 20,000 acres of trees annually that would be used by other shipping alternatives – the equivalent of 4 million trees.