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Earth Day Series: Our Goals

by Ben LeBlanc May 04, 2021

Earth Day Series: Our Goals

 

This is the final installment in our Sustainability Series. Part 1 was the sustainability of soup. Part 2 talked about our packaging, and Part 3 discussed our operations. Here, we’ll discuss our goals, as we still have much work to do in this area. So we’d like to highlight our shortcomings, and state goals for what we’re going to work on.

 

 

The plastic pouches we use are not recyclable. While we’re glad they’re made from up to 40% post-consumer recycled material, it’s still less than half. Finding a material that is both food-safe and strong enough to handle freezing and shipping presents quite a challenge, and is one that we are constantly working on. Until we find a better solution, one of the reasons we chose a flexible plastic pouch is that it will collapse after it’s used and take up less space in a landfill.

There are small but meaningful things we are working on with our packaging too, such as our tape. We could source a better, greener option, and we’re working on it.

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, shipping uses fossil fuels, period. There’s just no getting around that. We try to minimize shipping and be as efficient as possible, but we’re still creating greenhouse gases. We are looking into carbon offset programs to see what we can do to mitigate that, and we’ll keep you posted on this front.

That’s where we are at Good Stock. Far from perfect, but always working to improve. We hope you’ve learned a little more about us in this Sustainability Series, and how we’re trying to do our part in taking care of our planet. As always, we welcome feedback, tips, and suggestions. So please share any thoughts with us by emailing stockup@goodstocksoups.com

 

 

Ben LeBlanc
Ben LeBlanc


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