Challenge of Sustainability Today. Increasing awareness of our negative impact on the planet Now making more responsible decisions in producing & buying products Need to balance sustainability with profitability. What Drives Consumers?. Cost Value Health and well-being
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To truly improve sustainability, all phases of the product lifecycle must be considered.
By recognizing each input and output of the cycle, multiple opportunities can be identified to reduce the overall impact of a product.
Lifecycle Benefits of Concentration
Assembly & Packaging
Distribution & Use
= 50% less colorant required
= Dramatically lower cost-to-color
= Most environmentally friendly way to color plastics
60 gal of diesel
2.4 tons of coal
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
9.1 tons of CO2
Source: 2009 Life Cycle Inventory - Carolina Color Corp.
Resins, pigments, additives, dispersion aid, changeover materials
Purge materials for changeovers
Transporting packaging to CCC
Customer use of product
50% reduction, but nil
Reduced energy consumptionG2 v. Conventional Concentrate*
* Each truckload of G2 replaces 2 truckloads of conventional concentrate.
** Although there is a 50% reduction in the amount of carrier resin we use in G2, the customer ends up replacing that difference in their process, yielding no net emissions reduction.