DS Smith, a company that offers sustainable packaging solutions, is committed circular economy and presents its new sustainability strategy ‘Now and Beyond’. It focuses on:
- Closing the circle through better design.
- Protect natural resources by making the most of every fiber.
- Reduce it waste and pollution through circular solutions.
- Equipping people to lead the transition to a circular economy.
The company’s goals are:
- To promote the transition towards a circular economy through alliances with clients, communities, public administration and influencers.
- Extend the life of materials used in production.
- Reduce waste by choosing greener designs.
- Cooperate in the regeneration of natural ecosystems.
Pillars of the ‘Now and Beyond’ strategy
‘NOW’: targets for 2023 and 2025
- It will produce 100% reusable or recyclable packaging.
- It will optimize the use of fiber for supply chains in 100% of its new packaging solutions.
- It will remove one billion problematic plastics from supermarkets, take 250,000 lorries off the road and work with partners to find solutions for hard-to-recycle packaging.
- They will involve 100% of their employees in circular economy.
‘FURTHER’: goals for 2030
- That all your packaging is recycled or reused.
- Optimize every fiber in every supply chain.
- Use packaging and recycling to enable a circular economy. They will replace problematic plastics, reduce customers’ CO2 emissions and eliminate disposable packaging.
- Engage 5 million people in circular economy and circular lifestyles. It will continue to promote carbon reduction and the care of forests and their biodiversity.
- Reduce your CO2 emissions by 30% compared to 2015 levels.
5 companies that are committed to the circular economy
He It is coordinated by the Institute for Management and Applied Economics from Madrid examined medium and small companies that revolutionized their business recycle or reduce your impact on the environment:
- Aquaservice: It provides its clients Bottles of 20 liters for multiple use. In each delivery, the empty containers are collected, disinfected and reused for subsequent refilling. It has the largest hybrid fleet of specialized delivery trucks in Spain. They have introduced modern systems for route optimization, which in the last three years have enabled the distance to be reduced by 40%.
- Boc’n’Roll. He invented a eco-friendly and reusable snack wrap. “Don’t wrap the sandwich, put it on,” says Roll’eat, the owner of the idea.
- Nice to eat you (It’s nice to eat you). This start-up was designed by a an online platform that connects restaurants with leftover food and users with a little desire to cook and a lot of desire for cheap food. Discounts are around 40%.
- PackBenefit. They use cellulose with a coating of corn and potato starch for the production of trays for the food industry. Once used, they go directly into the organic waste bin where they are turned into compost, making them an alternative to hard-to-recycle polystyrene containers, which are already banned in cities like New York.
- Yes, the future. Try to implant supermarket model without disposable packaging. Glass containers, paper bags, whatever each person carries to fill a bottle of detergent, toothpaste, rice or honey.