Straw – a natural solution to cold chain shipping
QIAGEN ships many of its products to customers around the world in a cold chain, ensuring that a low temperature is maintained from start to finish. Styrofoam packaging has traditionally been the best solution to meet this need. But it has a high environmental footprint – polystyrene degrades slowly and can leach chemicals into the environment. Now, working with customers and partners, QIAGEN has found a sustainable alternative.
When you work in a warehouse and see how much material goes through our hands every day, it’s clear we have to find more sustainable solutions.
People think that will cost more. But I think that is a misperception because I think it will drive innovation.
Philip Ysebaert, Global Account Director, UPS Healthcare
The beauty of using straw as a raw material is that it is available everywhere. We would like to expand abroad and offer more businesses a truly sustainable packaging alternative.
Thea Hintermeier, Head of Operations and Senior Sales Manager, Landpack
Rethinking our products to reduce waste
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