Investment in our GCUBE IBC solutions continues at a fast pace and we are pleased to announce the launch of the first GCUBE IBC using transparent post-consumer resin (PCR) in the bottle.
The inner layer of this sustainable bottle remains 100 percent virgin high-density polyethylene (HDPE), while the two external layers are made from a blend of PCR. The virgin HDPE inner layer and accurate selection of PCR assure product integrity.
The internal analysis estimates that this reduces the carbon footprint of the bottle by up to 38 percent and up to 11 percent for the entire IBC.
The GCUBE PCR bottle is an extension of Greif’s EcoBalance™ product line which includes drums and other shipping containers made using PCR. The EcoBalance™ product line helps support many of our customers with their sustainability goals including reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption, and diverting waste from landfills.
The GCUBE PCR bottle is particularly suited to customers already taking advantage of our empty IBC collection service. It offers all the same features as the standard IBC bottle, including transparency and is suitable for non-UN and non-food products such as lube oil and AdBlue.