One of the world’s largest producers of malt beverages faced a crisis of expired and unsaleable beer, cider and seltzers. This fortune 100 company had already worked to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging materials by using recycled content in their cans as well as lightweighting packaging. The company wanted to ensure that their continued efforts on sustainability were met by destroying the product in an economical and sustainable manner.
A large discount retailer approached IMPACT in 2022 with a problem: the substantially rising cost of manufactured boxes and the extremely volatile manufactured box market was significantly raising the cost of their packaging material and making it difficult to forecast the company’s monthly spend on boxes.
The East Coast division of a large, nation-wide charitable organization often faces a mundane but not insignificant challenge: how to find enough boxes to ship the large quantity of charitable supplies from where they are sourced to where they need to go to meet human needs.
A local police department wanted to continue its long-standing tradition of supplying holiday meals to the families of fallen officers as well as toys for underprivileged children in the community. They had the meals and the toys but lacked an essential means to supply them to the communities in need: cardboard boxes.
At the outset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, IMPACT reached out to a local non-profit UkraTheinian food pantry and relief agency to aid the Ukrainian civilian population. non-profit needed heavy-duty boxes with which to ship heavy canned goods, other pre-packaged foodstuffs, and blankets to Ukraine.
A health food company had a large quantity of vegan milk on hand that had to be disposed of. However, in line with the company’s sustainability ethos, senior leadership did not want the spoiled wares to feed landfills; rather, they sought to both sustainably get rid of the tainted liquid but also, ideally, to recycle the Tetra Pak containers.
One region of the North American division of a multinational food products company was seeking a solution for how to reduce its environmental footprint. A major challenge in achieving this objective was the sheer volume of materials flowing through the company’s facilities. As such, a coordinated approach at scale was needed.
A highly recognizable food products brand name company wanted to lower its carbon footprint and make better use of resources, including boxes and glass, but especially plastics.