Using Biobased and Renewable Material
We're moving from non-sustain able processes and materials to those that offer a lower environmental impact. Biobased materials are made in whole or mostly from biological resources. By using biobased plastics, we reduce carbon emissions.
Reducing Unfavorable Material
We follow the Restricted Sub stance List (RSL) guidelines for unfavorable packaging materials. This means we continuously watch for and comply with material bans, restricted substances lists, and legislation prohibiting the use of certain substances.
We make it easy to recycle materials. This involves prioritizing packaging that can be reused or repurposed by the consumer, retailer, or producer, and making sure it is clearly marked with its preferred recycling stream. We're also making sure that all recycling markings are up-to-date and included on new packaging.
Designing for Material Efficiency
We're designing packaging that uses the minimum amount of materials and additives, and sourcing raw materials locally to finished-goods manufacturing sites.
Designing for Recovery
We make it easy for consumers to separate packaging materials and for recycling companies to process them. This means finding out whether the materials that we use are easily recyclable in the region where we're selling the product. We also prioritize packaging that's recyclable, compostable, or returnable, and make sure coatings, inks, material combinations, and add-ons are compatible with recycling technology.
Prioritizing Recycled Content
We prioritize materials with post-consumer recycled content. Our fiberboard liners and mediums are a combined minimum of 15% post-consumer recycled content and a combined maximum of 30% total recycled content.
Sourcing Responsible Materials
We favor packaging materials that come from responsibly managed sources - ones that are also working to reduce the carbon footprint from the sourcing and distribution process. We focus on renewable and virgin materials from sustain ably managed sources and prioritize suppliers who share our sustainability vision.
Optimizing Volumetric Efficiency
We're optimizing primary, secondary, and tertiary package de signs to minimize empty space and increase transportation efficiency.