Stats that matter
With 65% of consumers more aware and concerned with ocean plastic waste as compared to 58% concerned with climate change, re-thinking plastic product and packaging design is more important than ever.
Market studies confirm 31% of consumers are “aware” of plastic issues, and more importantly, 34% of consumers are now “activated”, meaning they are making purchasing decisions based on a product, brand, retailer, or venue’s commitment to sustainability. Consumers want to know what you are doing with respect to sustainability, and more than 50% have actually altered their purchasing decisions toward products that demonstrate sustainability & social purpose.
For brands seeking to sell more sustainable and socially purposeful products, and use packaging that better preserves our natural environment, re-thinking your products sustainability lifecycle from the start can significant benefits.
Our team at GearedforGreen has been involved in plastics sustainability, working with manufacturers, brand owners, retailers, and supply chains for more than 30 years. We provide an array of tools, techniques, raw materials, and eco supply chain resources, including cradle to cradle design, engineering and tooling, raw material selection, light weighting, end of use responsibility, and more, to help brands succeed greener from new life to next life.
Engineering and Tooling
Engineering for sustainability early in the design process helps create the roadmap for a products lifecycle that impacts raw material selection, product weight, packaging, through to end of life strategy.
Design for End of Life
Cradle to cradle end of life design strategies from new life to next life, including recycling, disassembly, refurbishment, reuse, waste to energy, etc.
Raw Material Selection
We supply a wide array of sustainable plastic raw materials and additives, including FDA, Certified PCR, onsite, lab and technical support.
Material reduction and design support to help make products and packaging that requires less resources including material, energy, and transportation.
Designing products and packaging to last longer, reduces raw material resources, waste, energy, water consumption, and more.
Our team at GearedforGreen has been involved in plastics, recycling, sustainability, and circular economy since 1989. Over that time we’ve solved some of the most challenging waste issues and developed “know how”, resources, tools, and relationships throughout the sustainability supply chain to help our clients succeed greener!
We’ve created new recycling technologies; designed, built, and operated state of the art equipment and recycling facilities; recycled over 800 million pounds of plastic waste; supplied close to one billion pounds of sustainable raw materials to help manufacturers make products more sustainably; created plastic & corrugated packaging solutions via recycling, design, and reuse; executed national reverse logistics and end of use programs; measured carbon footprints via life cycle analysis and achieved FDA compliancy for post-consumer plastics; closed the loop in national retail circular economies, helped launch sustainable products and brands, implemented social sustainable partnerships including ocean plastic waste and Lives per pound™; and provided valuable market data, educational, and brand communications campaigns.
Our Focus is sustainability. Our Mission is to create, implement and execute connected, collaborative and transparent circular economies that improve economic, environmental and social value.