Achieving Carbon Neutral Packaging: Offsetting CO2 Emissions from Plastic Packaging
- Going above and beyond our circular economy targets, Nutriburst has also contributed to a certified afforestation project in the United Kingdom to remove the equivalent amount of CO2 as created by our packaging.
- Embracing our commitment to net zero, Nutriburst has committed to minimizing our carbon footprint and investing in high-quality carbon removal to deliver carbon-neutral packaging.
Establishing a Holistic Approach to Corporate Sustainability
- Going Beyond Carbon: Reducing our carbon footprint along the entire value chain is a clear priority for us. However, we want to go beyond emission reductions and do our bit to preserve the oceans, empower communities, and regenerate farmland. Sustainability goes beyond carbon at Nutriburst - it includes environmental, social, and economic stewardship.
- Enabling a Just Transition: We are convinced that a climate-friendly and circular economy is only possible with the broad support of diverse communities worldwide. Therefore we want to promote gender equality and human rights across our entire value chain.
Partnership for the Goals: Pursuing a holistic approach to sustainability requires a suite of partners and initiatives. We chose Ampliphi and their network to professionalize our internal optimization initiatives while supporting positive impact projects that are adjacent to our business.
Plastic Removal Project in India via Green Worms
About Green Worms
Green Worms is on a mission to create dignified jobs through a circular economy to eradicate both plastic pollution and poverty. Their journey started in a very remote village in Kerala, India and eventually transformed into a systematic waste management initiative that focuses on coastal regions and remote island communities.
The coastal region around Kozhikode, India (11.2898° N, 75.7651° E) used to be a significant spice trade centre. Over time, it turned into a densely populated city with a public waste management infrastructure that leaves much to be desired. In most townships, plastic bottles are collected and sold to local waste traders. In contrast, multi-layered plastics (e.g. chips bags, snack wrappers) often lack after-market value, which leaves local communities with no other option than to discard the materials or burn them in their backyard.
Positive Impact Created
- Sustainable Development Goals Supported. Our Plastic Removal Project in India supports the following three SDGs: #3 Good Health & Well-Being, #6 Clean Water & Sanitation and #12 Responsible Design & Production.
Environmental & Ocean Conservation. By collaborating with Ampliphi and Green Worms - a local social enterprise - we sponsor the collection and recovery of multi-layered plastics that are otherwise bound for nature. In 2022, we financed the removal of more than 5 metric tons of plastic waste, which is equivalent to 200,000 plastic bottles (assuming 25 grams per bottle).
- Gender Equality & Human Rights. In collaboration with Ampliphi and Green Worms, Nutriburst creates additional opportunities for local communities - especially women and informal waste workers. We chose to support an impact project that goes beyond environmental conservation and provides various socio-economic co-benefits. With our partner project in India, we found an opportunity to empower local individuals, while establishing the waste management systems and infrastructure needed to achieve an economy that leaves nobody behind.
Carbon Removal Project in the UK via Treeconomy
Treeconomy is on a mission to unlock the value of nature. The nature-based carbon removal company harnesses the power of technology to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis. Using technology to quantify, track, and deliver value from nature, it aligns financial incentives and planetary well-being -for carbon removal you can trust more accurately.
Our supported afforestation project is certified under the UK Woodland Carbon Code and located near Melvich in the north of Scotland (58.543352° N, -3.884013° W). The land, previously used for sheep grazing, has been replanted with a variety of native trees. Planting was intentionally spaced to allow native species to thrive and provide a natural habitat for local species.
Positive Impact Created
- Sustainable Development Goals Supported. Our Carbon Removal Project in the UK supports the following two SDGs: #13 Climate Action and #15 Life on Land.
- Climate Action. In collaboration with Ampliphi and Treeconomy - a carbon monitoring provider - we financed the removal of 10 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and enabled long-term storage. Thanks to our data-driven approach to monitoring, verification, and reporting, we can break down the carbon removal to individual trees and thereby prove our environmental impact.