Packaging 2.0, Inc

Thermoformed Plastic Packaging

Portsmouth, Rhode Island

United States

www.packaging2.com

About Packaging 2.0

Founded in 2002, Packaging 2.0 Inc. sells and markets thermoformed plastic packaging made from post-consumer recycled materials. The company seeks to bridge the worlds of plastics packaging design, manufacturing, reuse, recycling, and sustainability. Packaging 2.0's goal is to raise levels of awareness about plastic packaging pollution and increase recycling rates to levels far beyond where they are today.

Through their initiative, Mission 2.Ocean, they support a wide range of efforts and organizations on both the local and global levels who share their goals to reduce ocean plastic pollution through prevention, innovation, education, science and action based clean-up efforts.

Becoming a B Corp demonstrates our commitment to help protect and preserve the environment so that future generations can experience it in the same the way we have. To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon each other and recognize the need to help protect the beauty, wonder and natural balance of our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams.

The Change We Seek®

Considering that the ocean’s total plastic burden is currently estimated at over a trillion tons, the damaging impact to the ecosystem, marine life, and ,ultimately, us, is huge. Despite laws and regulations, plastic continues to enter the world’s oceans at a rate of about 5 million pieces a day. The bulk of it enters as litter transported via storm drains and watersheds. Packaging 2.0, is deeply committed to helping reduce levels of plastic pollution in our waters. Mission 2.Ocean is the environmental initiative they’ve created to help achieve this. This commitment includes active participation in expeditions, beach cleanups and fundraising.

Packaging 2.0 is working to connect activists, educators and scientists to the plastics industry and end users. The goal of this collaboration is furthering recycling as one solution to the plastic marine debris issue. They have asked their major customers and suppliers to join in supporting their actions. Last year they sold over 10 million packages through a supply chain comprised of thousands of people across the country. By mobilizing even a fraction of this industrial and human might, they know that they can help be the change.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

27
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
87
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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