I recently worked on a Bisto project, looking at height reduction of the Bisto drums. In the past, if you have ever opened a Bisto drum you will have seen it half full – we were aware of this issue. So, we reduced the height by 8mm, and we saved 40 tonnes of paper per year! It also means that we can get an additional layer on a pallet, so it means more product on a truckload, which means less carbon footprint! I worked on that project from the beginning stages through to the end. It was really satisfying to see the outputs from it – the material and footprint savings. I was really proud of that.
I take new packaging for grocery products through the development process. There are lots of specifications to consider and I am part of a team that approves artwork, does trials of prototypes, considers recycling, green packaging, and ingredient and allergy information as part of this process.