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14.05.2018 FIBC manufacturer is first to offer CO2-neutral products

Boxon Bulk, Moers, Germany – working in cooperation with the independent non-profit organisation MyClimate – is now offering its customers the opportunity to actively offset CO2, thereby expanding its activities in the field of social responsibility and sustainable development. 
 
With the help of MyClimate, Boxon has calculated the carbon footprint of its products (product carbon footprint = PCF). All stages of the value chain were taken into account, including raw materials, operational waste and transport. Based on the calculated data, it can be deduced how much CO2 has to be reduced in order to compensate for carbon dioxide emissions from the production process. To achieve this, Boxon supports a certified climate protection project in Tanzania, where the installation of high-tech solar systems in private households and smaller companies saves nearly 10,000t of CO2 per year. The project was honoured by the United Nations and corresponds to the highest climate protection category "Gold Standard". 
 
Benefits achieved so far include:
  • 200,000 people benefit from better air (solar energy replaces kerosene); 
  • 350 jobs have been created; 
  • 42,600 solar systems have been distributed since the project started; 
  • Over 700 people were trained in the solar installation. 
For customers willing to purchase climate-neutral FIBCs, the participation is simple: depending on the weight and the number of bulk bags, the contribution needed to offset the carbon footprint of the products will be added to the price. This amount is based on the PCF calculated by MyClimate. Since CO2 emissions vary according to the weight of the bulk bag, the compensation contribution is calculated according to the weight of the product. 
 
The CO2 contribution paid by the customer will – without any deductions – be forwarded by Boxon to MyClimate. The organisation then transfers it directly to the climate protection project in Tanzania. www.boxonbulk.de; www.myclimate.de 
 
 
A solar panel being installed by Mobilsol technicians in Tanzania (picture courtesy MyClimate)

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