Isagenix International announced that it is making significant progress toward its zero-waste packaging goal, including transitioning more products to 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.
The Gilbert, Ariz.-based global health and wellness company recently reached three milestones in its journey to convert all packaging components to be made with recyclable, reusable, compostable, or recycled materials by 2028:
- Effective this quarter, Isagenix is transitioning two product bottles to 100% PCR plastic, saving 1.2 million bottles of recyclable virgin plastic from being produced during the next 12 months. In total, more than half of the company’s products packaged in bottles and canisters are now made with 100% PCR plastic.
- Isagenix is discontinuing plastic bottle neckbands for future production of nine products, equating to removing about 2.3 million neckbands per year, which equals 53 miles of plastic.
- In November, Isagenix stopped placing plastic shrink-wrap around boxes. As a result, approximately 550,000 boxes will not be shrink-wrapped this year.
According to the company, going green involves not only its packaging choices but also its shipping and world headquarters operations as well as its product choices.
- Shipping: Isagenix expects to use 75,000 fewer eco-friendly, insulated coolers for heat-sensitive products this year because it now ships to the Pacific Northwest from a recently opened Reno, Nevada, distribution center instead of an Arizona distribution center. The expected reduction of 75,000 coolers, when stacked on top of each other, is 14.2 miles high, more than two times the height of Mount Everest.
- World headquarters: Photovoltaic solar panels installed on parking lot shade structures at the 166,000-square-foot building in 2018 are expected to provide approximately 463,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually. This amount is enough to allow clean energy to power nearly one-fourth of the building’s energy needs.
- Products: Isagenix not only seeks out ingredient suppliers who demonstrate a focus on sustainability but also offers several plant-based products.
The company is absorbing the cost of all sustainability improvements.
“It’s exciting and gratifying to consider that what we’ve accomplished so far and what we’ll achieve moving forward will help current and future generations enjoy a healthier planet,” said Isagenix Chief Visionary Officer Erik Coover. “We’re committed to setting an example for how companies can take being sustainable from dream to reality.”
For more information about the company’s sustainability efforts, visit the Isagenix sustainability webpage.