Thursday, February 27
11 AM PT // 12 PM MT // 1 PM CT // 2 PM ET
Three natural product companies stepped up to the challenge of improving their packaging's climate impacts by participating in the Climate Collaborative's 2019 Packaging Climate Emissions Optimization Project. The Climate Collaborative's February webinar, led by project partner and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert Trayak, highlights the multi-layered results of these three projects.
Trayak will be joined by the three participating companies: Theo Chocolate, Boulder Organic Foods, and Bhoomi. Together, speakers will draw a picture of how potential packaging format changes were identified, the technical results of the analysis, and efforts that were made to successfully champion the format change--both internally and with consumers. Attendees will walk away with packaging improvement techniques for their products, knowledge of what the impact considerations LCAs take into account, and how to successfully navigate companies and consumer support when introducing a new packaging format.
Interested in joining? Please register here.
Note: If unable to attend live and ask questions of our presenters, a recording will be available on the Climate Collaborative’s Media and Resources pages after the webinar.
Jeni-ai Stokesbary is the Director of Sustainability at Boulder Organic Foods. Jeni-ai works to make every step of the Boulder Organic Foods process more people- and earth-friendly. She loves playtime outdoors & in with her two kiddies under 4, partner & dog.
As the Product Development Manager at Theo Chocolate – the first organic and fair trade certified chocolate maker in North America – Katy Radtke oversees the conceptualization, development, and launch of delicious new chocolate products. Katy thrives in the fast-paced, dynamic and cocoa-fueled role, driven by her curious palate and passion for inciting joy and human connection through food. During her six years at Theo, she has developed over 30 products, including the award-winning Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups and Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.
As a former International Table Tennis Athlete from India, Bhoomi’s co-founder, Arpit Bhopalkar, brings the globally revered health benefits of cane water to the U.S. After playing, coaches & doctors recommended cane water for natural hydration & sustained energy. When Arpit moved to New Orleans to study for his MBA, he couldn’t find cane water. That’s when the idea for Bhoomi was born. Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic principles from India, Bhoomi infuses cold-pressed cane water with delicious super botanicals for a refreshing, ready to drink elixir. Bhoomi’s mission is to revolutionize sugarcane by promoting its Ayurvedic health benefits, partnering with minority sugarcane farmers & working for radical positive environmental impact.
Prashant Jagtap founded Trayak with the vision of bringing sustainability mainstream. Trayak’s mission is to provide easy-to-use software decision tools that enable design & manufacturing of sustainable products and packaging. For over 25 years Prashant has worked with leading international brands and global manufacturers from different industries to help improve their product and package development and launch processes. As President/CEO of Trayak, he routinely consults with leading companies to reduce their product & package environmental footprints. He has conducted many workshops and webinars on the use of screening Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability Scoring to simulate, reduce, track and report on environmental footprints.