Cargill Salt's Transition to Eco-Friendly Packaging
Recently, we moved away from our round salt canisters to instead offer a sleek, new design that's 100% recyclable.
Consumer awareness of the environmental impact of plastic packaging and waste is one of the strongest Top 10 Global Consumer Trends of 2019, According to Euromonitor International; hence, purchasing behaviors are simultaneously reflecting the desire for a more eco-friendly world.1 In fact, it has been reported that “52% of consumers say they are willing to pay more than 10% for products that use sustainable packaging.”2
It’s no wonder that the eco-friendly packaging trend is expanding so rapidly, 2 as packaging has been reported to account for 40% of total plastic usage,3 with packaging waste representing about one-third of all trash.4 That’s why at Cargill Salt, we’ve made strides to reduce plastic use in our supply chains.
Recently, we transitioned away from our round salt canisters, and instead now offer a sleek, new design that’s removed all plastic and metals to create a 100% recyclable package. This new Slim Line Box for foodservice operators provides easier storage, a more functional pour spot, and even delivers incremental cost savings for our customers. What’s more, this is a significant win in terms of environmental sustainability. By moving to this eco-friendly package, it equates to 74.3 acres of United States forests preserved, 7,100 gallons of gasoline worth of CO2 emissions saved, and 69,037 pounds of coal left unburnt annually.
Thanks to the support of our customers and consumers, we’re able to continue making positive business decisions, such as our Slim Box, that can help our environment thrive.
Learn more about Cargill Salt’s Slim Box at https://www.diamondcrystalsalt.com/contact.