We started Happy Campers out of our love for wellness and happiness.
For us, it makes all the sense in the world that our own health is intertwined with the health of our planet and the environment around us.
Our commitment to Sustainability begins with a plan to go PLASTIC-NEUTRAL by end of 2021.
Our concrete initiatives
Happy Campers is a part of the Impact Collective.This means that for every loaf sold, we offset its environmental impact by reclaiming 75% of its packaging (in weight) from ocean-bound plastic. Our goal is to reclaim the full 100% and thus become plastic-neutral by the end of 2021. We achieve this through Impact Collective, where we join a group of other forward-thinking brands. Together, we invest in certified community plastic collection projects in the areas of the world most impacted by plastic pollution due to ocean currents – Haiti, Indonesia, the Philippines and India.
All Happy Campers Bars are now packaged in home-compostable wrappers.Happy Campers uses all 100% compostable wrappers made from renewable wood pulp, which means they will decompose in your home compost within 8-16 weeks. The material is certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute to the ASTM D6400 standard, which means it meets all the world’s compostable standards, including home composting.
By end of 2021,Happy Campers Easy Peasy Flour Mix will be packaged and sold in plastic-free pouches, made from 100% renewable wood-pulp material. This bag will be suitable for composting in industrial composting facilities.
These initiatives are just the first step in going plastic-free.We commit to you to continue seeking better renewable materials for our bread and bun packaging. While pulling plastic out of our environment is a great step in the right direction, we recognize the solution is not perfect, as we are still creating plastic in the first place. Please check back here for updates on our journey to becoming plastic-free company and read more on Recycling and Sustainability Tips on our Blog.
Impact Collective projects to reclaim plastic from the Ocean
Our plastic projects are concentrated to reflect the flow of plastic based on ocean currents and patterns. These communities see the highest influx of plastic waste disposed of globally.
By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish (by weight). Impact Collective manages a portfolio of 3rd party certified projects in Haiti, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and more to reclaim ocean bound plastic from the environment, making IMPACT COLLECTIVE brands plastic neutral.
PLASTIC BANK, HAITI
32 collection branches across Haiti extract over 3.5 million kg of oceanbound plastic, the equivalent of 126 million plastic bottles. The plastic credits provide a life-changing income increase for the collectors, encourages more collection, and prevents plastic from entering the ocean.
PLASTIC BANK, PHILIPPINES
The Philippines is ranked by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as the third biggest plastic polluter in the world, behind only China and Indonesia. The Philippines annually contributes nearly two million tons of mismanaged waste plastic to the global ocean plastic problem. Plastic Bank has developed a strategic partnership model, wherein existing recycling infrastructure is incorporated into a Plastic Bank Ecosystem, empowering local entrepreneurs, schools, and churches. This new model has proven to be more efficient, and highly scalable.
REPURPOSE WASTE VENTURES, INDIA
Waste Ventures India is a social enterprise in Hyderabad transforming India’s waste dumping into a waste management sector. By engaging existing networks of waste pickers and scrap dealers through technology and ethical business practices, WVI is redefining long-standing preconceptions around waste.