Sun Basket uses TempGuard thermal insulation to better maintain proper temperatures during shipping.
January 22, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Sealed Air Corporation, a global leader in protective e-commerce packaging materials, is providing sustainable box liners to leading healthy, national meal kit delivery service Sun Basket.
Known for its commitment to using organic produce and sustainable ingredients as well as recyclable packaging, Sun Basket also wanted new insulation materials for its shipping boxes while retaining its commitment to 100 percent recyclable packaging, and chose Sealed Air’s TempGuard solution, a curbside recyclable box liner, to insulate its perishable products.
TempGuard thermal insulation is made from recycled paper tested to ISTA 20 certification standards to ensure contents maintain proper temperatures for one- and two-day ground shipping. The padded material also cushions items during handling and transit.
The flexible TempGuard liner is one inch thinner than the material Sun Basket used previously. Sealed Air’s more efficient product allowed Sun Basket to switch to a shipping box that is nearly 25 percent smaller than its original box, which greatly reduces Sun Basket’s carbon footprint.
“We are pleased to have a fully-curbside recyclable solution in our portfolio that meets Sun Basket’s temperature assurance requirements,” says Sealed Air vice-president of strategy and business development Susan Bell. “Because sustainability is a key business driver for our clients and online shoppers are requesting environmentally friendly packaging from retailers, Sealed Air is expending R&D efforts not only on improving the recyclability of its existing packaging materials but also creating new bio-based packaging products derived from natural sources.”
Sun Basket head of strategic initiatives Michael Golub states: “At Sun Basket, sustainability is one of our core values, and one of the ways we approach that is by ensuring that all of our packaging is recyclable or compostable. We proactively work with suppliers as products are being developed.
“We learned about Sealed Air’s 100 percent recyclable paper insulation before it came to market, and because of that we are now the first in the meal kit business to use it. We are excited about this insulation because, among other things, it made the recycling process even easier for our customers while at the same time reducing the size of our box, for both a sustainability and customer experience win,” he continues.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation is knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that helps customers achieve sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. The company’s portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap brand cushioning, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protects valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated US$4.2 billion in sales in 2016 and has approximately 14,000 employees who serve customers in 117 countries. To learn more, visit www.SealedAir.com.
About Sun Basket
Sun Basket is a healthy meal kit service that delivers fresh, organic produce and responsibly sourced meats and seafood with delicious, easy recipes. Sun Basket makes it easy to cook healthy, with Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, and Mediterranean options. Sun Basket offers flexibility to mix and match recipes and manage your delivery schedule, so you can cook what you want, when you want. All recipes are made with responsibly sourced, pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door in 100 per cent recyclable and compostable packaging. Sun Basket’s delicious dietitian-approved recipes are created by executive chef Justine Kelly, former head chef at James Beard Award-winning restaurant, The Slanted Door, in San Francisco. More at https://sunbasket.com/.