Home Must Reads Better Bean overhauls packaging

Better Bean overhauls packaging

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, November 30, 2012

Portland-based Better Bean Company overhauled its packaging to use less plastic.

The result? A bright, heat-sealed rectangular tub that contains 30 percent less plastic and has improved packing efficiencies — the rectangular shape allows more bean tubs to fit on a pallet — enough to shave about 20 percent off the company's overall carbon footprint, according to [cofounder Hannah] Kullberg's calculations.

Better Bean signed up with Spartech Corp. for packaging and invested in a $60,000 machine that heat seals the 14-ounce tubs and cuts down on plastic use.

Kullberg said the company is committed to moving the packaging toward 100 percent recycled content and that Better Bean is the first to use this packaging technology in the U.S.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}better bean{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Report Card

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strong public schools shore up the economy, survey respondents say. But local schools demonstrate lackluster performance.


Read more...

Gone Fishing

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LORI TOBIAS

Business has been good to Laura Anderson, leading some to suggest she must be awfully lucky to find such success in a business notorious for failure. But luck’s had little to do with it.


Read more...

Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


Read more...

Powerlist: Law Firms

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with leading partners at law firms in Portland and eastern Oregon, followed by October's powerlist.


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


Read more...

College Conundrum

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.


Read more...

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS