Reduce the Carbon Footprint

Reduce the Carbon Footprint

An environmental impact comparison of packaging methods in the cold-chain industry

Pharmaceutical companies can further advance their sustainability progress by using reusable shippers made with environmentally friendly components. We conducted a cradle-to-grave carbon footprint comparison of our Crēdo Cube™ reusable shipper versus a comparably-sized single-use shipper using either polyurethane or extruded polystyrene insulation. This approach analyzed the total product lifecycle — including material extraction, component manufacturing, component assembly, use and end-of-life.

The analysis showed that over a two-year period, single-user shippers had four times the carbon footprint (up to 1,132.8 tonnes CO2 emissions) compared to reusable shippers made with eco-friendly components (241.0 tonnes CO2 emissions). 

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