Submitted by: IFCO Systems Austria GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: CO2 reduction with reusable folding transport packaging for fruits and vegetables in Hungary
Some countries of Europe (e.g., Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Spain) continue to use rigid plastic boxes whose volume is not flexible for the transport of fruits and vegetables. Due to their lesser space requirement when empty (where the ratio of folding to rigid boxes is 1:7) enable enormous savings in the transport of empties and thus CO2 emission reduction. In addition, cost savings provide a notable economic benefit. This system has been used for many years in Austria, Germany, France and Italy. The STECO company is working to implement this reusable system in Hungary.