US – Leading houseware manufacturer company, Tramontina has revealed plans to transition from all non-recycled single-use poly bags to bags with at least 90% recycled low-density polyethylene (LDPE) content.

The commitment to replacing single-use poly bags is part of the company’s ongoing partnership with the environmental consulting firm Searious Business.

This initiative is part of a larger goal to incorporate more sustainable materials across all packaging by 2025 and is just one piece of a packaging components improvement strategy undertaken by Tramontina in conjunction with Searious Business.

The work is looking at ways to not only reduce harmful materials but identify new materials and new processes that will help lead the brand and the industry forward.

The company says that production of the new poly bags is due to begin in February next year and will enable Tramontina USA to remove nearly ten million poly bag units a year.

In addition, the transition from all non-recycled bags to recycled materials will help the company reduce the carbon emissions of its packaging by nearly 60%.

Mars Mashburn, Vice President of Product Development and Marketing of Tramontina USA said: “Adding to our long history of eco-friendly practices, we have been actively reviewing all elements of our packaging to decrease the use of plastics where we can and increase our commitment to sustainability across all avenues of our business.

 “We are excited for this impactful first initiative resulting from our work with Searious Business and look forward to continuing to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint together in the future.”

The scheme comes shortly after Tramontina USA partnered with Voice of the Oceans to address plastic pollution in the oceans.

Searious Business founder and CEO Willemijn Peeters said: “It is our mission to help conscious companies like Tramontina maximize their sustainability efforts and stimulate wide-scale organizational change.

“It has been incredible to work with a company that has been implementing sustainable practices for years, and this important step is just the beginning of accelerating Tramontina’s efforts.”

The expedition began in August 2021 and will conclude in New Zealand in 2023. By combining this commitment with a focus on their own business practices, Tramontina is zeroed-in on making lasting change for today and tomorrow.

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