Outward Hound joined Walmart’s Project Gigaton in 2020 in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1 billion metric tons (1 gigaton) by 2030. Reusable packaging eliminates the need to recycle or remanufacture single-use packaging, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 60 percent. The company is pleased to announce that it has reduced its CO2 emissions by nearly 240,000 metric tons in 2021.
The emission reduction is equivalent to:
- Greenhouse gas emissions from 52,157 passenger vehicles driven for one year
- Greenhouse gas emissions from 602,727,679 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
- CO2 emissions from 26,986,047 gallons of gasoline consumed
- CO2 emissions from 43,562 homes’ electricity use for one year
- CO2 emissions from 9,803,976 propane cylinders used for home barbecues
To accomplish this, Outward Hound:
- Produced 1,000 tons of recyclable packaging
- Used 34 tons of recycled material in packaging
- Used 63,290 tons of recycled materials in product design
In addition, the company has reached 62 percent of its goal to implement consumer-friendly recycling labels on 75 percent of its paper-based packaging by 2025.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to ‘Raise the Woof’ at Outward Hound, which includes reducing our carbon footprint. Joining Walmart’s Project Gigaton was a no-brainer,” said Outward Hound CEO Michael Black. “We see these initiatives as a key part of fulfilling our mission to deliver happiness to pets and their families by providing them with an alternative sustainable choice when they purchase pet products.”
Outward Hound is forming a sustainability committee as an ongoing company-wide initiative.
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