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Greif has a long-term commitment to creating and engaging in sustainable business practices, investing in manufacturing process improvements that reduce waste, energy and water use. Greif also supports humanitarian relief efforts with the development and distribution of its PackH2O water backpack and through other activities.

The PackH2O water backpack is constructed of industrial-grade polypropylene fabric. PackH2O was also recently named a Popular Science 2012 Best of What’s New Award winner in the Green category. 

 

Simple Idea, Intelligent Design

The water backpack is part of Greif’s cooperation with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in commitment to improve water transport in some of the world’s poorest regions. The water backpack features:

  • Ergonomic design to take weight off the head and neck and distribute it on the back, leaving hands free
  • Light weight – seven times lighter than the typical jerry can used to carry water 
  • 20 liter capacity for adults; 10 liter capacity for the children’s size
  • Construction of flexible industrial grade material for durability and folding for shipment and storage
  • Roll-top closure to protect the water during transport and diminish loss to spilling, sloshing and evaporation
  • Adjustable soft, broad straps for comfort
  • Sturdy base to allow the pack to stand on its own when filled
  • Wide mouth for fast filling
  • Spigot designed to deliver a steady stream of water into a container without splashing
  • Removable and replaceable clear liner
  • Reflective strips for safety at night
  • A sewn-in loop for hanging off the floor

 

A water backpack can be purchased and donated for $10 at the web site PackH2O, www.packh20.com, and can be custom-printed for bulk orders. The water backpack is also available in kits that are optimally priced to be sewn, distributed and sold by women creating small business networks in developing markets with minimal capital and training. The intention is for the water backpacks to ultimately create needed local jobs in economically disadvantaged communities.

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FlexTank

Greif Flexible Products & Services's FlexTank is a lightweight tank ideal for temporary, emergency and seasonal water storage applications. Each tank includes a reinforced poly woven shell, a watertight 2-ply poly liner and top cover. The water inlet is either a skirt or a tapered neck formed in the liner at the top center of the tank that can be tied around to a hose or pipe using cable ties (not included). A two inch outlet valve is located at the lower edge of the tank. A threaded cap and “C” clamp used to secure the valve to the outer shell are included. Flex tanks are shipped folded on pallets and set up in as little as 15-25 minutes. Replacement liners can be purchased separately.

 

Construction

  • Flexible, collapsible and 100% recyclable packaging system.

  • Consists of an outer bag including stiffening panels and inner liner.

  • The outer bag is reusable and the inner liner can be used several times with proper cleaning after which it needs to be disposed.

  • 1000L to 2500L and 5000L storage capacities are available

 

Advantages

  • Cost and space saving at every stage of logistic chain
  • Low initial purchase cost and low total cycle costs
  • Re-usable, saving cost by cleaning of the inner liner which can be used several times before disposal
  • Flexible in design, can be adapted to individual need
  • Collapsible

 

Filling and Discharging Options

  • Top filling and discharge
  • Top filling and side discharge
  • Top filling and bottom discharge
  • Side filling and discharge


 

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Rain Barrels

Construction

  • Flexible,collapsible and 100% recyclable packaging system.
  • Consists of an outer bag including stiffening panels and inner liner.
  • The outer bag is reusable and the inner liner can be used several times with proper cleaning after which it needs to be disposed.
  • Unlike the conventional plastic and steel drums which are available in limited design and size, the rain barrel can be offered in almost all forms and sizes.
  • Storage capacities from 150L up to 800L are available
  • Water filtration system at top panel      

 

Advantages

  • Cost and space saving at every stage of logistic chain
  • Low initial purchase cost and low total cycle costs
  • Re-usable, saving cost by cleaning of the inner liner which can be used several times before disposal
  • Flexible in design, can be adapted to individual need
  • Collapsible

 

Fill and Discharge Options

• Side filling and bottom discharge
• Top filling and bottom discharge
• Side filling and discharge

 

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Water Products FlexTank Rain Barrels

Greif Flexible Products & Services was created in 2010 through the acquisitions of: