At Bygreen, sustainability is not just a practice but a commitment to a circular economy. Embracing the waste hierarchy, we prioritize actions that prevent waste generation, followed by reuse, recycling, and responsible disposal. Our dedication is ingrained in these principles through every aspect of our operations. Consequently ensuring that the materials we use are utilised efficiently and responsibly. From rescuing single-use straws to diverting tonnes of waste, our focus on the circular economy and waste hierarchy guides our sustainability initiatives.
2023 environmental progress
In 2023, we made some significant progress towards our environmental goals and commitments. Below are some statistics showing what we achieved featuring some of the organisations that we partner with, such as Planet Ark and Brettacorp Inc.
In a significant environmental effort, Bygreen participated the Great Plastics Rescue. We were able to rescue 6 million single-use straws from landfill. These straws were then redirected to resin manufacturers, contributing to the creation of higher-value, longer-life products.
Year to date, our commitment to additional waste streams has diverted 3.8 tonnes of waste from ending up in landfill. Thereby contributing to a more sustainable, healthy and eco-friendly business model.
As proud members of the Planet Ark Closed Loop Program, we embrace responsibility. Ensuring the ethical disposal of 229 printer cartridges this year alone, preventing them from reaching landfill.
Through the strategic implementation of stretch wrap in our pallet wrapper, Bygreen has achieved an impressive 40% reduction in wrap usage. This not only enhances operational efficiency but also underscores our dedication to resource conservation.
Since 2022, our commitment to sustainability includes an aggressive effort to eliminate plastic from our packaging. Over the last six months, we’ve successfully transitioned 10% of our packaging to be entirely plastic-free.
As part of our Guardian for Green initiative, we’ve pledged to donate 1% of profits from our wooden cutlery range to Brettacorp. In June, we were delighted to contribute $2380 to support Brettacorp’s impactful environmental work in planting new forests.