The U.S. Plastics Pact is prominent in conversations among sustainable packaging professionals right now. What attracts so many companies to the U.S. Plastics Pact? What does it mean to become a member? We’ve got the answers for you. What is the U.S. Plastics Pact? The U.S. Plastics Pact is a consortium consisting of businesses, government […]
Your team may already be striving to reduce packaging impacts or you may have been tasked with creating a sustainability program from scratch. In either case, the next step in your journey is leveraging internal motivation and elevating your sustainability initiatives to include meaningful, measurable sustainable packaging goals. Internal or external goals can catalyze progress […]
ESG, SDG, CSR… these acronyms are thrown around a lot in the sustainability community. What are they, how are they different, and why are they all important? Here’s a quick overview of what’s what. ESG ESG is the acronym for Environmental, Social, and Governance. ESG is often used as a term in the investment world […]
Package Design Guide
Trayak and Climate Collaborative teamed up to create a Climate-Smart Package Design Guide. Companies can use it as a reference or a starting point to improve the environmental impact of their packages. Several key strategies that can help inform decisions and solutions are outlined. The guide details a general package design process using Trayak’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software, COMPASS. The tool can evaluate current packaging, test out materials, weights or processes, and quantify any improvements from design changes.
The guide has two examples that show environmental reductions from implementing sustainable strategies. One of the examples is a case study from the company Danone North America examining their So Delicious almond milk product packaging by designing a recyclable bottle. COMPASS enabled them to quantify the decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by analyzing changes to the design of the almond milk bottles.