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this bag saves is an impact framework designed to help our customers attack three critical environmental issues: circularity, atmospheric carbon, and ocean health.

How the
program works

Grounded has designed a unique system to create transparency across packaging material and sustainability data. This data not only helps our customers make informed decisions; but also provides the foundations to create a targeted and meaningful impact program as a collective.
this bag saves is the program that gives our customers the data & tools to hero the critical role they play in this.

1. Switching to
circular systems

Designing for a circular economy goes beyond focusing on end-of-life. It requires re-imagining packaging design, materials and systems from the ground up; removing our reliance on fossil fuels where possible and moving toward regenerative building blocks.
this bag saves provides our customers unique data and insights to showcase the material difference they're making.
Compare the difference
Example: Changing 1 million mailers from virgin plastic material to either home compostable single layer film or recycled LDPE film.
Material 1
Virgin plastic
Petrochemical materials
Material 2
Home compostable single layer film
Renewable materials
% Reduction
Reduction in reliance on virgin fossil fuel materials

2. Moving to net zero carbon

Getting to net zero carbon is no longer optional for businesses.
this bag saves makes it easy for our customers to move towards lower carbon systems with fewer inputs alongside a program of targeted and auditable gold standard offset projects to address any residual emissions.
Total carbon reduction
Total carbon emissions
Example based on 1 million mailers

3. Ocean Plastic
Rescue program

Around 1000 rivers are responsible for 80% of plastic entering our oceans¹. Countries with a small land surface area compared to the length of their coastline and with high precipitation rates are more likely to emit ocean plastic. With Asia accounting for 81%² of global plastic waste into the ocean we've been deliberate in our efforts to fund collection depots for ocean-bound plastics in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Through the Ocean Plastic Rescue program every customer order contributes to restoring ocean health. With every kilogram of packaging purchased the equivalent of two plastic bottles is saved from reaching our oceans.
Meijer. J.J.L., van Emmerik. T., van der Ent, R., Schmidt, C. and Lebreton, L. (April 2021) More than 1000 rivers account for 80% of global riverine plastic emissions into the ocean. Science Advances (Vol. 7, Issue 18).
Meijer et al. (2021). More than 1000 rivers account for 80% of global riverine plastic emissions into the ocean. Science Advances.
Collecting plastics from oceans

Every package has a story to tell

Climate forward businesses employ the this bag saves program in a number of ways to deliver value across their business.
Drive better decision making
Drive better decision making
Set targets and areas for improvement
Set targets and areas for improvement
Set new benchmarks for their industry
Set new benchmarks for their industry
Contribute to UNSDG
Contribute to UNSDG
Enhance sustainability reporting
Enhance sustainability reporting
Increase employee engagement
Increase employee engagement
Drive customer engagement
Drive customer engagement
Sustainability impact data widget
Sustainability impact data widget
Packaging impact widget
Plug your sustainability + materials data directly into your site
Mobile social posts
Customer communications example

Customers are part
of something bigger

this bag saves program gives our customers the opportunity to be part of the solution.
It aligns with and is driven by the two globally accepted frameworks for moving towards a truly sustainable future: the Ellen Macarthur Foundation's Plastics Pact Network and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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