CREATING A RESPONSIBLE CIRCULAR PACKAGING ECONOMY BY 2023.
Celise Environmental Exposure Prevention System (CEEPS)
Taking responsibility for our customers' packaging product waste to collect, reuse, and compost for a closed-loop, circular packaging economy.
Point of Sale (i.e. Dispensary)
Area of Escape
Return to Point of Sale/Receptacle
Collections return to Packaging Source
Collections are reused or composted
What is CEEPS?
The Celise Environmental Exposure Prevention System (CEEPS) is a model, closed-loop waste management process designed to mitigate our packaging's environmental footprint and exemplify internal sustainable business practices. Through dispensary, pharmacy and community partnerships, CEEPS works through the supply chain at high retention and foot-traffic sources to provide a Deposit Return System (DRS) to properly dispose of our HCM01 pre-roll containers.
Upon collection, we sort and sterilize all returns in a chemical-free process. Returns then go through a hand-run Quality Assurance (QA) test for reusable packaging sales to decrease raw material consumption, or divert unusable returns to compost at a partnering facility or our own (provisional - operational by 2023).
Our Vision is to achieve prominence as a sustainable, regulated packaging manufacturer that doubles as an organic composting organization to create a circular packaging economy. By replacing traditional plastic with our bio-based, compostable products in regulated packaging industries, we can drastically reduce our environmental footprint, decrease harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and provide usable, potent compost to serve a variety of agricultural purposes for true renewability.
The Seven Steps to Going Full-Circle
1 & 2
The packaging source is the start of step 1; in this case, the packaging source is Celise Bioproducts or a verified reseller. From there, packaging is sent to the packaging location (step 2) where the goods are packaged for shipping.
3 & 4
Step 3 is the Point of Sale, or dispensary. This is where the packaging leaves the B2B supply chain and goes with the consumer to enter Step 4, the Area of Escape, where the packaging is most at-risk of environmental exposure.
5 & 6
When the consumer is done with the packaging, he or she can return it to a receptacle at a participating dispensary for collection. When the collection box is full, it will be collected by a partner or us and put through a sterilization process.
After undergoing a cleaning process, collections undergo a QA test to either reuse like-new containers or divert unusables to compost.
WHAT IS A CIRCULAR PACKAGING ECONOMY?
Traditional business models are inherently linear - raw material is extracted, converted into a manufactured good, and then disposed of (such as landfilled or handed down where it is not converted into a new item), prohibiting any chance of material recovery. In a circular model, the raw material is extracted, converted, and then recouped for reuse or repurposed as another raw material. In a circular packaging economy, the packaging of the consumer goods is collected and reused or repurposed as a new raw material. Metal recycling is a great circular economy example.
In relation to Celise BioProducts, we are creating an internal, circular packaging economy for our own packaging products. Our compostable bioproducts are most adept to a circular economy in which they can be collected, reused, or repurposed as usable, rich compost to grow new raw or organic materials.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Preserves non-renewable resources from overconsumption
Extends the life-cycle of a material to reduce waste through reusing or repurposing the material (i.e. compost)
Lowers overall environmental impact and exposure by clearly defined disposal and return criteria within the supply chain
Enables material cost reductions over time, lowering prices
Prevents further waste creation in landfilling or escaping into the natural environment, where renewables can degrade quicker than plastic
A BIOPACKAGING COMPANY WITH A CLEAR VISION IN RESPONSIBLE WASTE MANAGEMENT
Download our CEEPS White Paper to learn more about our direction in building a circular packaging economy of truly renewable and compostable materials.
20 page whitepaper of our Celise Environmental Exposure Prevention System (CEEPS)
Highlights what CEEPS is, and how it differs from traditional recycling
Explains why biomaterials are best suited for full-circle systems
Benefits of compostable packaging (home and industrial) and of upcycling
Taking responsibility for what we produce by 2023