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Vericool, the inventors of the world’s first recyclable/biodegradable cooler, have developed a worldwide sustainable thermal solution for shipping COVID-19 vaccines that is both recyclable and compostable. This shipping solution will eliminate the potential need for millions of EPS (Styrofoam) coolers that are non-environmentally friendly and devastate the global landscape. An EPS cooler is not biodegradable and stays in the environment for hundreds of years.
“Vericool believes that vaccinating the masses should not come at the cost of our environment and that public health and the health of our environment are not mutually exclusive,” said Darrell Jobe, CEO and founder of Vericool. “I designed a solution that we are quickly bringing to the marketplace that can meet the global distribution demand that does not devastate our global landscape and marine life. Vericool should be the solution for pharmaceutical/medical companies.”
Vericool has the highest performing environmentally friendly coolers for frozen applications in the industry. These new vaccine shipping containers have passed all in-house testing and is now finalising 3rd party qualifications which will conclude in 2-3 weeks with expected shipping in January 2021. These high-performing recyclable and compostable shippers will maintain temperatures of -20°C (-4°F) to -70°C (-94°F) or greater for a duration of up to 96hrs.
These small to medium sized, ready-to-go, U.S.-made shippers are designed to transport of 8 to 16 syringe dosages and will have a cost ranging from $5 to $20. Bulk shipments are also in the design process to meet greater needs.
“We saw the need to respond during this public health crisis that can be solved with environmentally friendly products, and Vericool designed the solution to meet that need,” said Sydney Goodbody, Packaging Engineer, Vericool. “It is incredibly rewarding to concept and bring to market a product that impacts more than 7.8 billion people worldwide.”