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Can recyclable plant-based alternatives avoid the need for plastic packaging in fresh food delivery?

We are on a mission to do precisely this through our investment in TemperPack.

With more than 50 million shipments of its curbside recyclable protective packaging ClimaCell made in the last five years, TemperPack’s plant-based alternative to polystyrene and bubblewrap provides a sustainable, powerful insulation solution. Packaging which protects products and the Earth.

Its packaging is proven in a wide range of industries including healthcare, for example to transport temperature-sensitive treatments like insulin for diabetics and vaccines for flu, as well as for foods, safely delivering recipe boxes for America’s largest meal-kit provider HelloFresh.

Once delivered, the protective liners and box can be easily disposed of in a curbside waste recycling bin where it can be managed alongside cardboard and, like other corrugated papers, 93% of the paper content is reused up to seven times.

Against a backdrop of rising demand from online shoppers for delivery of perishable goods, such as frozen meat, recipe boxes and weekly groceries, Wheatsheaf first invested in TemperPack in 2020.

TemperPack estimates that its customers have already saved 18 million kilograms of carbon emissions and eliminated the need for over 220,000 cubic meters of plastic waste.

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"We wanted to work with Wheatsheaf because of their strength in Europe and to support our expansion out of America. Wheatsheaf’s clear purpose and values are aligned with our own and, like us, they believe that doing well and doing good are no longer at odds."

Brian Powers

Chief Executive Officer, TemperPack

Brian Powers

Chief Executive Officer, TemperPack

For more information on Wheatsheaf's investment in TemperPack please contact:

Katrin Burt

Executive Director

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Published on
19 November 2020

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