The concept of carbon offsetting has been floating around for a few years now. Perhaps you’ve been considering it for your business or as an individual, but you haven’t quite got there yet? At The Better Packaging Co., we’re incredibly proud of our recent Climate Positive certification for our business operations and we’ve sure learned a lot in the process. This is our ‘Better Beginner’s Guide to Everything you Need to Know about Carbon Offsetting and Becoming Carbon Positive’.
There are several reasons eCommerce is 'easier' on the environment than traditional bricks and mortar retail; fewer resources are consumed running warehouses than retail stores, it reduces the need for shoppers to take transport to stores, distribution centres are nearer to transport hubs reducing carbon miles, and electronic advertising is far more sustainable than print.
In late 2019, Australian magazine 'Slow Journal' decided to test how quickly compostable courier bags degraded in a home compost. The results speak for themselves. After just 6 weeks, just a few scraps of the Better Packaging Co. 'Real Dirt Bag' remained and after 9 weeks they could find no trace of it. The other satchel ... still almost 100% intact. Pretty obvious which ones the worms prefer!
Today is a very special day because today the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and we are proud to be one of the founding signatories. This Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs and The Better Packaging Co.!!