Cascades® EVOK® NOW CONTAINS A MINIMUM OF 50 % RECYCLED CONTENT
Cascades® EVOK® is an alternative with a smaller environmental footprint than traditional polystyrene foam trays because it contains a minimum of 50% recycled material. This complete fresh-food packaging solution replaces our previous one containing 25% recycled content. It is already available across Canada and will soon be offered throughout the United States.
Faithful to its history as an eco-design pioneer, Cascades has successfully met the challenge of doubling the recycled material used in Cascades® EVOK® without compromising on quality. A detailed life cycle analysis has clearly shown that the manufacturing process for this container generates 32% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than that for a traditional polystyrene foam tray, while cutting the use of non-renewable resources by 42%. For example, a customer who replaces a million polystyrene trays made from 100% virgin material by opting instead for Cascades® EVOKTM would avoid producing the GHG emissions equivalent to driving a vehicle 67,000 km and extracting 72 barrels of oil.
DID YOU KNOW...
- Polystyrene foam consists of more than 90% air.
- The production of EVOK represents a 15 to 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, depending on where it is manufactured.
- EVOK performs just as well as traditional polystyrene foam trays.
- Polystyrene foam recycling programs are available across Canada and the United States. Contact local municipalities for more information.
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