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Option 1 – Elimination

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The following actions, individually or collectively, will contribute to achieving the outcomes of reducing the environmental impacts of secondary and tertiary packaging thru elimination and minimization.

Available Courses of Action

  • Action 1 – Innovative Elimination
  • Action 2 – Packaging Minimization

Action 1 – Innovative Elimination

The innovative elimination of packaging involves displacing the current packaging with alternative technology which provides the benefits of packaging while not incurring any of the environmental impacts. Unlike substitution, which seeks to replace one form of packaging for another, innovative elimination achieves the benefits of current packaging while eliminating its environmental impacts.

The following use case(s) provide examples of where innovative elimination has been demonstrated.

Use Cases
Use Cases are currently being identified and reviewed

Action 2 – Packaging Minimization

Packaging minimization involves reducing the packaging mass while maintaining the current level of packaging functionality. A common form of packaging minimization is light weighting – reducing portions and/or the entirety of the packaging mass.

The following use case(s) provide examples of where packaging minimization has been demonstrated.

Use Cases
Use CaseInnovationApplication Release to Market
CHEPCHEP parent company Brambles launched program to reduce empty transport miles and corresponding GHG emissions Various

Supporting Resources

Useful resources to consider as you explore applying one or more of the above actions to secondary and tertiary packaging include: