Global Trash Passport
Corporate Contact:
February 21, 2001 For Immediate Release
Publicity Contact:

Anna Vignetti

VP Sales & Marketing
Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC


Tomas Gardebring

Blue Leopard Inc. (952) 921-4945

Product Release 

Global Trash Passport: Non -Toxic, Biodegradable, Compostable Packaging

The rabble and rubbish of 100 years of industrialization from the manufacture of hazardous synthetic substances, POPs, organic pollutants, and dioxins from PVCs have left a trail of toxic waste. Eliminating toxins by using renewable, reusable materials, from an environmental standpoint, is imperative for sustainable, eco-systems, drinkable water, and breathable air. Nationally, from a business standpoint, states are mandating stricter recycling laws and "cradle-to-grave" responsibility from manufacturers and suppliers. Globally, "take-it-back" laws demand that manufacturers or distributors of packaging "take- it- back" or pay for recycling.

Refuse disposal has reached a global crisis. With packaging constituting 1/3 of the non-industrial solid waste of the entire civilized world, manufacturers and industries are striving for more efficient uses of natural resources through the EPA’s, EPR extended product responsibility initiative. According to the EPA, the consequences of large-scale manufacturing production and toxic disposal demands "change in industrial practices to create a toxic-free future." Sustainable environments require packaging that’s reusable, recyclable and biodegradable.

Cortec’s new innovative Eco Film™ and Eco-Corr® Film were developed in partnership with the Department of Bio-systems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Cortec has adopted product responsibility practices that accomplish greater use efficiency during the manufacturing process, consumer use, and disposal of their products. The films possess excellent resistance to water, oils and oxygen while providing superior tensile strength. Eco-Corr has the additional attribute of VCI corrosion inhibiting control for metal parts and machinery.

Under European take-back laws, packaging that negatively impacts another country’s recovery systems is fined or returned. Manufacturers must join and pay fees to a collection organization that enforces strict European recycling laws now costing packagers $10 billion per year. More than 28 countries have "producer responsibility laws" on their books. Export packaging that doesn’t meet global standards is fined, or sent back to US landfills. Domestic standards are no less stringent. For those seeking global and national access, disregarding laws with unacceptable packaging results in high fines and even prosecution.

Manufactured by a company with ISO 9000 and ISO14000 certifications, the eco-conscious Eco Film and Eco-Corr Film eliminate toxins and hazardous disposal. The films are not just recyclable, but non-toxic, biodegradable and compostable. Their natural decomposition into harmless molecules of air and water provide a responsible packaging alternative. There are no more passports to global and national markets for manufacturers whose packaging is harmful to land and man.


High resolution photo tifs available of Eco-Corr® Film protecting metal component and Eco-Corr® Film degrading to compostable state.

Please contact Tomas Gardebring at Blue Leopard, .


Company Description.
Cortec® Corporation, a pioneer in Vapor Corrosion Inhibition technology, is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Cortec manufactures a variety of corrosion inhibiting and rust-preventive systems based on Vapor Corrosion Inhibition technology.

Cortec Website: Phone: (651) 429-1100 FAX: (651) 429-1122


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