Sustainability

The Earth’s average temperature has increased by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s the big deal?

Just two degrees have resulted in enormous changes in the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, sea levels have risen, the oceans are warming, extreme weather conditions are increasing in frequency and intensity. Temperatures will continue to rise and the effects of global climate change will worsen, unless we take action now.

At KacePack, we have committed to reducing our environmental impact.

We believe it’s possible to create innovative and creative packaging solutions while respecting the environment. With our KacePack Future Generations Initiative, we have committed to sustainability initiatives to help us cut our waste footprint.

More than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the early 1950s.

Half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once. Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled.*

Businesses everywhere must be held accountable. We believe it’s possible to do good business, and do good for the planet.

Our industry is typically powered by fossil fuels - to power factories and to make materials.

In China, about 60% of commercial energy consumption is produced by coal. We recognize our industry has a long way to go to become climate neutral, here’s how we’re striving to lessen our impact on the planet.

Supply chain waste reduction

Where possible, we ship our goods using compostable, FSC certified or recycled packaging materials.

Whether we’re sending samples or shipping pallets, we ensure your goods are protected with sustainable materials that can either be planted back into the earth or be converted into reusable materials.

Energy-saving

We work with our manufacturing partners closely to ensure our glass is produced using only electric furnaces. The switch to electric furnaces reduces energy usage by 30% compared to coal-powered furnaces.

For each 100 gram container, we produce 3 grams less CO2 emissions than we would using a traditional fossil fuel powered furnace. It’s a step in the right direction.

Our R&D and design teams are always seeking new ways to produce beautiful products while reducing material usage, without compromising on quality.

Recycled plastics

Our products have been designed to use a minimum of 20-30% recycled material. All of the scrap produced during the manufacturing process is reused, nothing goes to waste.

To date, we have diverted 250 tonnes of plastic manufacturing waste away from landfill and back into our products. This closed loop methodology is a pillar to our manufacturing approach.

Low-impact materials

We produce containers using plant-based materials, post-consumer recycled resins, coal-free glass, 100% compostable, bio-degradable films and we’re just getting started.

We’re continuously exploring new materials that can help us lower our environmental impact.

The reality is, being a carbon neutral business should not take 40 years.

We can start with action today. Here’s how we’re holding ourselves accountable to reduce our environmental impact.

Measure

We reuse production scraps and turn them into new products. In this way, we are able to measure how much plastic waste we divert away from landfills. By 2030, through strategic partnerships, we hope to achieve net-zero contribution of plastics into the environment.

Reduce

Our in-house design and engineering teams collaborate with our manufacturing partners to actively seek ways to lessen the overall amount of resources spent to produce and deliver a single unit of product.

Whether it’s creating new products that use less energy or choosing services providers** who work to diminish their own CO2 emissions - we have ambitions to eventually become a climate-positive business.

*Source: UN Environment, 2019.
** Our primary ocean carrier, MSC actively engages in their own carbon neutral programme.

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