A family owned Californian bakery, the Sugar Bowl Bakery have converted their window cartons to 100% compostable packaging and have also reduced their carbon footprint by 72%, writes Anne Marie Mohan in an article for www.greenerpackage.com.
Their decision was led by their goal to have an efficient company that serves their customers well; “Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we are committed to making the company more efficient, serving our customers better, and making a difference in the environment,” says Andrew Ly, CEO of Sugar Bowl Bakery.
Where possible, Sugar Bowl’s new organic packaging is sourced locally. The carton is recycled paperboard and is produced from local retailers waste paper, all within a 150 mile radius from Sugar Bowl. Every component of the packaging is certified to be compostable with the wrappers of the baked goods made from a cellulose-based film.
Sugar Bowl also hope their new compostable packaging encourages their retail partners to reduce their carbon footprint and will be one that consumers will be excited to try and spread the word about.
As cardboard (i.e.cartonboard) is a fully compostable material, the fact that you are using cartons or sleeves, as opposed to plastic packaging, means you have made a good start. You can further reduce your carbon footprint by using only cartonboard from a renewable source and/or using recycled board. If your carton uses a plastic window patch, we can replace this fossil-fuel based plastic film with a plant-based cellulose film.