“Going Green” is becoming more than an ethical choice. It’s also a good business choice that can improve the company’s bottom line.
Premier has taken their green packaging strategy to a new level by focusing on the pillars of REDUCE, RE-USE and RECYCLE. Moving beyond recyclable packaging, Premier has expanded their Lean Six Sigma approach to focus on packaging simplification, while ensuring the product is sufficiently protected.
The results are tangible with a direct impact on profitability. Over the last year, Premier has reduced the polymer in bread bags saving 123 tons of plastic per year. Lil-Lets UK has reduced plastic by 97% by promoting the use of a non-plastic applicator. And while the focus is on reduction of plastic, the aim is to also improve the consumer experience, which is why the tweak on the bulk maize bags not only reduced plastic poly wall thickness by 10 microns but also increased the strength and durability of the bags.
A green strategy is the future. It makes sense from reducing harm, to building brand loyalty and improving ROI. Premier will continue to innovate within packaging and beyond to include solar panels, recycled water and other green principles to drive sustainability.
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Premier reduced polymer in bread bags saving 123 tons of plastic per year.