This Green Together Report is broken down into 5 sections:
The Big Picture
We have included a summary illustrating the environmental impact of producing the BOTTLEBOX® since 2011 and explaining the full circle manufacturing process from recycling and reclaiming post-consumer recycled PET bottles and containers into brand-new food-safe packaging. We have also added info-grams and videos to explain the benefits and the process.
It focuses on Long Term Customer Relationships
Our customer partners are a key component of our Green Together initiative. We have successfully encouraged one of our long-term produce customer partners to increase their rPET percentage. In addition, we have launched educational videos to help them communicate the important message of recycling and PET as an infinite resource.
It evolves our products
As improving sustainability is one of our core values, it is important for us, as a manufacturer, to increase the rPET usage in our production and drive the demand for recycling PP (polypropylene). We are also working on defining alternative, affordable colorants to replace carbon black.
It improves our operations
We have several projects focused on improving our operations by increasing efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint. One of the projects is to develop a reusable PP c0rner board made from in-house recycled PET and PP, allowing us to fully utilize all materials going through our wash lines and reduce the corner board usage by 10%.
It involves our team members
Lastly, despite the extraordinary challenges caused by the pandemic, our team members have come together to service our customers as well as improve our processes and set the framework for the new initiative 2022.