MegaFood is the first B-Corp dietary supplement company to be Plastic Neutral Certified by rePurpose Global, enabling the company to remove more than 450,000 pounds of plastic waste by the end of 2023.
MegaFood (Manchester, NH) is the first B-Corp dietary supplement company to be Plastic Neutral Certified by rePurpose Global, enabling the company to remove more than 450,000 pounds of plastic waste that would otherwise be bound for nature by the end of 2023. RePurpose Global is a leading plastic action platform that focuses on traceability, plastic waste recovery, and social impact.
"At MegaFood, we are committed to creating a healthier planet starting with taking action on our own plastic footprint," said Stacia Betley, director of sustainability and social impact at MegaFood, in a press release. "The vitamins, minerals, and supplements category is a sea of single use plastic bottles. We have to do better as a company and a category. This is a first step for us to make an impact while we also work on addressing the bigger challenges like stopping the creation of fossil-based plastics, single use culture, and limited end of life solutions."
"Our partnership with MegaFood represents a shared commitment to creating a better future for our planet,” explained Svanika Balasubrumanian, rePurpose's CEO and co-founder. “We are inspired by their dedication to sustainability and commitment to financing the recovery of verified nature-bound plastic waste. Together, we hope to set an example for other businesses to follow and drive positive change in the industry."
Further committing to meaningful change, MegaFood has also put together a cross-functional packaging committee to assess and develop more sustainable packaging solutions, and by 2025, the brand’s goal is to move toward more sustainable material. In the meantime, MegaFood is prioritizing the use of post-consumer recycled materials, materials that can be recycled curbside, and the addition of a “How2Recycle” label on its products to clearly communicated recycling instructions.