Almost everything we buy is packed or wrapped in some kind of packaging. The amount of necessary plastics, paper, glues, paint, etc. is significant. But how can packaging design make a difference? Packaging solutions provider ZeroPackaging has the answer: by using environmental data to guide your design. This is how they do it.
It is a sector that doesn’t immediately pop up when you think of sustainability: the pet sector. But with all the food, toys, grooming, etc. that come with keeping pets- you start to wonder. What’s the impact associated with keeping a pet? Animals also need to be able to meet their needs sustainably, right?
An environmental footprint shows the environmental impact of your product(s). But what can you do with this information? Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
It’s a familiar thought within the path to sustainable improvements: ‘I want to make my business more sustainable- but how on earth can I make sure my supply chain is on board too?’ In this article we’ll take you through the 5 steps on how to effectively engage your suppliers in your sustainability strategy.
Turning rest products into gold – How paper producer Crown van Gelder reduced their environmental footprint by 16%.
Annually, around 2300 kilotons of paper (packaging and non-packaging) are produced in the Netherlands alone. So what’s the environmental impact of paper? Where does it come from- and how could you reduce it? Renowned paper producer Crown van Gelder wanted to find out. And their solution? Sugar beets.
There are many paths companies can take to reach carbon neutrality. One of them is carbon offsetting. Balancing out your own carbon footprint by investing in emission reduction projects aiming to capture or avoid carbon emissions. But are all these projects equally effective? What are the do’s and dont’s if I want to invest in carbon offsetting?
Ecoinvent is the World’s leading LCI database containing over 16.000 unique datasets. So, why is it so important?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?
Renewaballs have a 29% lower Environmental Footprint than regular Tennis Balls – This is how they do it
5,5 million tennis balls are disposed of in the Netherlands every year, resulting in the loss of many valuable resources that could be reused. Quite a shame- Renewaball thought. So they took the opportunity to make this business more circular. Renewaball created a sustainable tennis ball that exists out of 30% recycled material- and calculated their environmental footprint to prove it.
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.
The GHG protocol applies to measuring greenhouse gasses in both the public and private sector and provides standards that create a common ground for many sustainability certifications and reporting systems. In this article we summed up all ins and outs on effective GHG reporting.
(This blog is updated every time a new PEF update is released) A new term has risen in the field of LCA’s; the Product Environmental Footprint. A new methodology and standard, initiated by the EU, that will steer organizations to perform more reliable environmental measurements and creates a level playing field for everyone. And here’s how it all works.
You hear a lot of stories about the rescuing of dogs or other cute animals like dolphins and turtles, however, have you ever heard of a company that rescues fruit? Well, vodka producer ‘Good Vodka’ thought that was an excellent idea- and they didn’t stop there.
The impact of coconut yogurt: How purpose-driven brand Happy Coco fact-checked their environmental impact
Dairy replacements are one of the fastest growing categories in food. Many brands try to claim a piece of the pie. The Dutch-German brand Happy Coco wanted to take the extra step: What is their exact environmental footprint? Where does it come from? And most importantly: How can they improve it?
There is one thing that every company can do to become more sustainable, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Ever wanted to know how a glass cube could revolutionize the way we ship alcohol? Of course you have. In this article we will explain how and why glass cubes could definitely make the liquor industry more sustainable.
Environmental emissions can be direct or indirect – Scope 1, 2, or 3. But the differences between the industries say a lot about the potential to improve.
Everyone loves to talk about sustainability. But what do you actually do about it? Measuring your activities against the Sustainability Maturity Path provides a clarifying look at it.
Last year, the Scottish craft brewery emitted 68.000 tons of CO₂. Now they are carbon negative. How did they achieve that?
In sustainability, capacity building means building skills and competencies to empower sustainable change. But it all starts with awareness.
The PEF methodology will radically change how we calculate and compare footprints. And it might be implemented next year.
What’s the environmental impact of plastic vs. glass packaging? The winner might surprise you. We’ve calculated the difference for strawberry jam and apple juice.
For consumers, it’s hard to compare the carbon footprint of different food products. These companies lead by example and show their carbon footprint on their packaging.
Environmental Product Declarations are often used to showcase LCA results from business to business. But what is an EPD exactly?
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measures the environmental impacts of a product or service. Learn all about LCA in our extensive guide.