The number one way that consumers evaluate a company’s sustainability is through its packaging.  In our experience, this widely accepted statement holds true across many industries.   However, we often see consumer confusion when asked “what is sustainable”.

Definition of Sustainable:

  1.   of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable agriculture>

  2.   of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods <sustainable society>

To fully analyze meaningful sustainability correctly we recognize that sustainability is about managing the various areas most impacted by manufacturing:

Sustainable areas of focus:
•    Energy Consumption
•    Fresh Water Conservation
•    CO2 Emissions
•    End-of-Life Impacts

Alta-Global assists our customers decrease their packaging impact with gains in areas such as:
•    Plastic reduction
•    Multiple End-of-Life Opportunities from recycling to composting
•    Manufacturing energy, CO2 and water pollution reductions
•    Closed looped systems for better waste management

Measuring Sustainability can be challenging.  Alta-Global makes it easier by providing our customers with Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) report’s for custom designs.  This report makes it easier for our customers to determine their sustainability impact.
By focusing on 6 key environmental impact metrics (energy consumption, water consumption, greenhouse gases, water pollution potential, manufacturing acidification and plastic reduction) our products are making a measurable and meaningful difference when it comes to protecting the environment.  Alta-Global Sustainability Reports are created with the following factors in mind:
Raw Material Extraction
Extraction and then any additional pre-processing, filtering, purifying, etc.
Raw Material Transportation
Transportation of materials between manufacturing and processing facilities
Production Processes
Includes the production process plus fuel, energy and water usage
Finished Goods Transportation
Transportation of finished goods to primary destination or port of import
End of Life Impacts
Adjustments for end of life impacts from land-filling to recycling.

Alta-Global believes strongly in sustainable packaging and efficiently maximizing our natural resources.

Contact us to receive a free analysis of your current packaging and what other packaging solutions can increase the sustainability metrics at a reduced cost.

Contact Design and Sales Support at:

1-619-761-5194 Ext.101