Cheer Pack N.A.’s Solar Power System Produces 30 Percent of Its Annual electrical Needs While Simultaneously Eliminating 1,655 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
West Bridgewater, Mass., June 24, 2020 – Cheer Pack North America (CPNA) is committed to making sustainable flexible packaging that is produced and distributed using environmentally conscious methods. CPNA’s manufacturing facility in Massachusetts uses energy produced by over 144,000 square feet of solar panels that generate 2.4 million Kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. This process provides more than 30% of CPNA’s annual electrical needs while eliminating 1,655 tons of carbon dioxide emissions simultaneously.
In addition to the extensive use of solar power, CPNA’s automated lighting system saves more than 225,000 Kilowatt-hours of electricity and eliminates 159 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Overall, the amount of carbon dioxide that is removed by these practices compares to removing nearly 2,000 cars from the road per year.
Our commitment to sustainability is driven by many principles; including the fact that stand-up pouch flexible packaging creates up to 93% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to other packaging types.1 Stand-up pouches provide the most efficient package delivery system available relative to other popular package types2, and the transportation of 1 truckload of unfilled flexible pouches is equivalent to 26 truckloads of unfilled glass jars.3
“Cheer Pack North America pouches meet the most-preferred metric on the Hierarchy of Sustainability, which is source reduction, relative to other packaging types. This is critical in helping our customers meet sustainability goals and deliver significant quantifiable savings on transportation throughout the supply chain. We work constantly on improved end-of-life packaging solutions, including recycle-ready mono-material and PCR pouches.”
– Jeff Ward, Cheer Pack N.A. CEO
To learn more about the innovative and sustainable flexible packaging solutions that Cheer Pack N.A. offers, please visit www.cheerpack.com or call 1-888-593-2214.
About Cheer Pack North America
Cheer Pack North America is the leading manufacturer of spouted pouch packaging in North America, combining safety, convenience, and functionality for our customers. The company is a fully integrated manufacturer of standard and custom injection molded parts, flexible pouches, and supplier of pouch filling equipment. We offer pre-made spouted pouches or the individual components separately to ultimately provide an innovative, flexible, sustainable, and highly functional system designed to meet the industry’s strictest safety standards. Our premade pouches feature a sealed-in, easy flow spout with a re-closeable, tamper-evident cap, and are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. CHEER PACK® spouted or flat pouches, caps and fitments are ideal for all types of liquid and viscous food and non-food products across a range of processes that include hot fill, retort, cold / ambient fill, and high-pressure processing.
1, 2 Flexible Packaging Association
3 DuPont’s Packaging Awards for Innovation