Leave the earth better than you found it.
That’s the philosophy driving Nature’s Path, North America’s largest organic breakfast company toward Zero Waste and the Circular Economy.
Nature’s Path is a family-owned Canadian organic food company deeply committed to sustainability. Its certified organic cereal and snack products are sold in stores in 50 countries around the globe, and it has a long history of caring for the land, minimizing packaging and striving for zero waste.
In 2014, Nature’s Path set the goal of becoming a zero waste company, and by 2017 had earned zero waste certifications for all three of its manufacturing facilities.
NATURE’S PATH IS IN THE ‘LOOP’
This year, Nature’s Path became one of the founding brands in Loop, an innovative zero-waste shopping platform.
Loop, founded by TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky, represents a new way of shopping that aims to eliminate single-use packaging. In Loop, products are delivered directly to customers in durable containers that are then collected and refilled at least a hundred times before being recycled.
“In Loop, instead of the consumer owning the package, the consumer borrows the package and the package is always property of the manufacturer,” said Loop CEO Tom Szaky.
As Loop’s brands retain ownership of the packaging, there is a strong incentive to improve the durability and recyclability of the packaging.
“Nature’s Path is a pioneering company so testing new methods to benefit people and planet is part of our spirit. We were the first certified organic cereal and granola company in North America so for us to be the first organic food company partner on the Loop platform makes perfect sense,” said Arran Stephens, co-founder and co-CEO of Nature’s Path.
FORGING A PATH TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Nature’s Path is just one of the forward-thinking companies working to shape a new global supply chain based on Circular Economy and environmental stewardship principles.
“At Nature’s Path we believe in leaving the earth better than we found it and a key part of this mission is reducing our waste and carbon footprint … but we know we can do better, and we want to do better for people and the planet,” said Stephens.
ZWC19 Business Transformation Session
The ZWC19 Business Transformation session will also feature Canadian Tire, Subaru of America, Unbuilders and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Join us at the 2019 Zero Waste Conference to hear from some of the leading organizations that are innovating and overcoming barriers to realize the economic opportunities and environmental benefits of the Circular Economy.
Whether you’re totally new to the concept or an industry veteran, the Zero Waste Conference in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council strikes a balance between theory and action. The conference is your guide to the people, ideas and actions that are having the biggest impact.
2019 Zero Waste Conference:
Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy
October 30 – 31, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place)