Packaging Solutions for a Healthy Planet

Supporting sustainability throughout the supply chain

PROUD TO REPORT

Atlantic Packaging Sustainability Report

This foundational document defines our mission, current status, goals, and baseline measurements for improvements in sustainability.

PACKAGING SOLUTIONS FOR A HEALTHY PLANET

Over 50% of global plastic pollution stems from packaging. A New Earth Project is a call to action, an opportunity for correction, and an opportunity for renewal.

We are a coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, industry-leading brands, and innovative, environmentally conscious packaging suppliers. The initiative focuses on developing and scaling sustainable packaging solutions to combat single-use plastic pollution and preventing it from reaching the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers.

As a catalyst for awareness, education, and action, A New Earth Project unites passionate advocates and the global supply chain to solve these problems while providing sustainable packaging solutions for brands of all sizes.

Our mission is to rid the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers of plastic pollution.

Our Call to Action

Atlantic Packaging as it exists today is the most influential packaging company in the history of our industry. We are a critical part of this pivotal period of transformation in the history of our modern world.

Here’s how we ignite this revolution.

 

RECOGNIZE THE UBIQUITY OF PACKAGING

Packaging impacts nearly every person on this planet, nearly everyday. The impact of packaging materials reflects our societal values and ethics. Packaging is a potent symbol of change.

COMMIT TO SUSTAINABILITY

We make a dedicated commitment to sustainability As we shift toward environmentally conscious practices and materials, every package and every pallet load we deliver will showcase our values to the world.

RESPECT LIFE

We are demonstrating our commitment to preserving life and implementing essential environmental changes.

Innovations in Sustainability

Bringing sustainable packaging products & programs to market

Through groundbreaking technologies, collaborative partnerships, and an unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship, we’re forging a path toward a better future for industries and communities worldwide.

MUST Stretch Management System

Sustainably optimize the stretch film application process for consistent load containmnet and to minimize film entering the waste stream.

Packaging Solution Center

This is where you’ll find a blend of innovation and expertise, guided by engineers working day-to-day with packaging applications that span a massive variety of industries and unique challenges.

 

Cruz Foam

Cruz Foam, derived from sustainably sourced chitin found in shrimp shells, not only diverts waste from landfills but also replaces conventional packaging foam, thereby contributing to a circular economy.

Canopy Wrap

With Canopy™ Wrap, you can transition to fully curbside-recyclable bundling for bottles and cans by replacing traditional shrink film with a recyclable fiber-wrap solution.

Fishbone Sustainable Beverage Carriers

Fishbone beverage carriers are curbside-recyclable paperboard carriers designed for your beverage packaging needs, offering eco-friendly materials, ample branding space, and efficient application through equipment options.

RANPAK

Find sustainable, paper-based cushioning and void fill protective packaging systems for businesses large and small to replace single-use plastic air pillows and bubble wrap.

S3 Surfboard Shipping

The S3 System provides an innovative and sustainable surfboard shipping alternative with fiber-based SUS-RAP packaging that is curbside recyclable, offering efficient shipping, preparation, and reusability.

FIBRESTRAP

FibreStrap is a sustainable paper cable tie, designed to replace current plastic zip tie solutions for bundling, securing, and attaching in any industry.

ATLANTIC’S OPERATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY

OVERALL BUSINESS STRATEGY & DISCLOSURES

CDP

Atlantic is committed to a sustainability and climate action program that includes disclosure, transparency, and a willingness to be evaluated from any interested party. In 2018, we first participated in the annual survey from the Carbon Disclosure Project, now CDP, and in 2023, we became the first packaging company to earn an A rating.

SCIENCE-BASED TARGETS

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) represents the highest standard for climate action by helping companies create climate goals in line with the Paris Agreement. Atlantic is the first packaging company in North America to set a net-zero science-based target (SBT).

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING COALITION

SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. As the leading voice on sustainable packaging, they are passionate about creating packaging that is good for people and good for the environment.

SCOPE 1, 2 & 3 CARBON EMISSIONS

SCOPE 1

  • Transition to electric forklifts 70% complete
  • Deposit on 10 Tesla semi trucks made in 2021
  • Auditing facilities’ boilers for reduction opportunities

SCOPE 2

  • Energy efficiency initiatives completed 2019
  • On-site solar installed on 3 buildings
  • Conversations started for VPPA in 2022

SCOPE 3

  • Climate education programming for suppliers (reduce Purchased Goods & Services)
  • Facility zero-waste certifications – 4 completed; 2 more per year
  • Assessing the end-of-life of sold products

Take a Deep Dive Into Sustainable Packaging

Read and share our insights and articles on sustainability in packaging.


DEEP DIVE: EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR) FOR PACKAGING, EXPLAINED


DEEP DIVE: PCR IN SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING


DEEP DIVE: BEST USES OF COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING


DEEP DIVE: COMPOSTING, COMPOSTABILITY, AND CERTIFICATIONS


DEEP DIVE: THE BIOPLASTICS LANDSCAPE


DEEP DIVE: WHAT IS CDP?


DEEP DIVE: WHAT ARE SCIENCE-BASED TARGETS?

More Resources

Download our whitepapers and resources that explore different ideas, trends, and recommendations for sustainable packaging.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that we’re in a revolutionary time for sustainability and a movement towards a circular materials economy. More than ever, we need businesses to dive wholeheartedly into innovating, and Atlantic’s at the forefront of a pivotal shift towards materials that are healthier for people and planet.”

Caroline DeLoach
Sustainability Director, Atlantic Packaging

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“Our customers have well-defined, measurable sustainability goals and, as their partner in packaging, we’re committed to helping them achieve these goals.  Along the way, we also help them develop strategies that improve their sustainability in new ways.”

Wes Carter
President, Atlantic Packaging