Symrise reveals its zero-waste strategy initiatives
Numerous measures for sustainable packaging are being launched by Symrise as part of its zero-waste strategy.
Some of these measures include paper bags replacing plastic and large barrels being used instead of canisters to save materials and space.
The company has set itself the goal to reduce its share of CO2 along the entire value chain and want to operate climate-neutral by 2030.
As part of this, Symrise has been focusing on avoiding waste and increasing reusability and recycling to ensure packaging is as sustainable as possible.
The company is increasingly avoiding boxes for its powder products and employing an increasing number of reusable barrels to transport the bags normally contained in the boxes instead. This significantly reduces the use of paper.
In addition, Symrise is replacing more plastic containers with metal ones for use in laboratories.
Symrise is also stepping up its carbon offsetting initiative for cardboard boxes, which was initiated in Germany in March 2020, by calculating its carbon footprint for different packaging materials.
Symrise supports climate protection projects based on this calculation, and offsets the unavoidable CO2 emissions that result from production all the way to transport.
Symrise marks every box with a QR code, which links to a website with information on sustainability projects the company supports to offset unavoidable emissions.
On the website there is a CO2 clock that permanently shows the already saved CO2 value.
Björn Kumlehn, Director Technical Purchasing at Symrise, said: “We are constantly looking for possibilities to improve our carbon footprint.
“To achieve this, we rely on the cooperation of our suppliers and customers in many areas. Together with them, we identify innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for the future.”