Sustainability in Actions
Reduce Plastic Bag Use in Storing Juvenile Shrimp
Given the increasingly urgent problem of plastic waste and its impacts on living beings on land and in the sea, C.P. Group is committed to reducing plastic packaging throughout our manufacturing supply chain.
Operating an aquaculture farm business in India involves selling and transporting juvenile shrimp from the farms to the people who will raise the shrimp. The original method of transporting the juvenile shrimp involved placing them into plastic bags, and then into foam boxes, which were used in large quantities each year. A new method of transportation was introduced using Q-Pass tanks and Q-Boxes. These are the same methods of packaging used by aquaculture businesses in Thailand, and include air-added tanks that can store shrimp without the need for plastic bags.
Results and Benefits:
- 1.07 Million boxes of foam reduced
- 260 Tons Amount of plastic packaging reduced per year by changing the method for transporting juvenile shrimp
- 698 Tons Co2e Greenhouse gas emission reduced in 2018