Last year, The Climate Collaborative and Trayak partnered to offer three Climate Collaborative committed companies to work with Trayak to improve the climate impacts of their packaging. We're now thrilled to be able to share the case studies from these projects, assessing efforts at Bhoomi, Boulder Organic Foods, and Theo Chocolate to optimize their packaging.
Read the case studies below!
From the Drink to the Bottle; Revolutionizing Sugarcane
Bhoomi wanted to compare the environmental impact of switching their current PET bottle to a sugarcane-based bio HDPE bottle. Incorporating sugarcane into their bottle brings the company full circle with their drink, packaging, and business materials incorporating the regeneratively grown sugarcane plant. Read their case study here!
Light-Weighting Secondary Packaging to Reduce Climate Impact
Boulder Organic Foods wanted to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with two different potential secondary (case-level) packaging changes for its most popular SKU. The first proposed change was switching from a corrugated box to a corrugated pad with shrink wrap. The second proposed change was switching their current corrugated box from 0% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content to 100% PCR content. Read their case study here!
A Switch to Plant-Based Packaging to Reduce Climate Impact
Theo Chocolate wanted to decrease fossil fuel use while maintaining shelf life and improving their current waste stream by switching to plant-based packaging. Specifically, this case study looked at switching from a metalized fossil-based film to a plant-based film for their chocolate/candy packaging. Read their case study here!
We're inspired by their work and hope you find it to be valuable examples of continuous improvement.