Photo by Robert Warren, provided courtesy of Bonneville Environmental Foundation
We’re about much more than just the moment you crack open a carton. Before you pour a glass of Silk, we’ve got to make it—and making a half gallon of Silk takes 80% less water than a half gallon of dairy milk*. Plus, we balance all the water used in our own manufacturing plants to make all our products, restoring it back to nature. For example, we support a groundwater recharge program in drought-stricken California, and we also partner with Change the Course to help preserve the ecological health of the Colorado River basin.
Think cartons are all the same? They’re not. Sourcing counts, so we’re actively working towards using only paperboard for our cartons that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance. You can learn more at us.fsc.org and rainforest-alliance.org.
What happens when the goodness inside the carton is gone? One use just isn’t enough for packaging—it needs a second life with recycling. Our cartons are recyclable, and so are our creamer bottles and the cups for our yogurt alternatives. Just follow the How2Recycle instructions on the pack, and keep it out of the landfill. Find more details at how2recycle.info.
Bees and other pollinators make the food world go ‘round. As part of our commitment to supporting pollinators, we planted more than 25 linear miles of drought-resistant, flowering, native California hedgerow plants on the orchards owned by the family that supplies our almond butter. Besides supporting bees, these flowering living fences—including wild rose, coyotebush, wild lilac, elderberry and more—also support a huge range of songbirds, butterflies, raptors, and other wildlife.
*Based on a 2013 Water footprint assessment conducted by Silk for original soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk using the Water Footprint Network methodology, ISO 14046 framework, and the average annual consumption of Silk by U.S. households.