Success Stories: Ghirardelli Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate

San Leandro, California
Reusable Totes
Before: Purchased 70,000 cardboard boxes each year for internal product distribution, boxes became soiled with use and were discarded (not recyclable or compostable).

After: Switched to reusable totes, saving money, preventing waste, and improving product protection.

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)
Before: Annual purchase of 4,500 fiber drums (non-recyclable) for delivery of one liquid ingredient.

After: Switched to reusable IBCs, preventing waste, saving money, and improving efficiency.

Food & Beverage
Reusables in Use
Reusables Types: 
Totes & crates (handheld)
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)
Shipping System
Shipping System: 
Closed Loop
Internal Use