Designers, manufacturers and brands have a unique opportunity to help deliver more efficient and innovative products to shelf by making smart, sustainable material choices in the design of their products. For energy-using products, smart, sustainable engineering choices can also help customers lower the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of the product.
Product manufacturers can drive positive change by delivering more innovative products to shelves by making smart, sustainable material choices in the design of their products. One example includes the incorporation of recycled content, which can reduce the overall carbon footprint of the product and contribute towards Project Gigaton™. For example, you could commit to:
- Increase the use of recycled content materials in your product(s) by 20 percent by 2030.
- Commit to source 100% of paper or other pulp-based products using fiber that is certified to standards that limit deforestation by 2030.
- Increase your product(s) energy efficiency by 20 percent by the year 2030.
The above goals are illustrative examples only. You’ll need to determine the scope, timeline and type of goal that makes sense for your company and products. After joining Project Gigaton™, you’ll be asked to report on your progress annually so the impact can be recognized and attributed toward the Project Gigaton™ target.