Wrapped in Consciousnesses: OCHO's Sustainable Packaging Revolution

In a world increasingly conscious of environmental issues, the need for change has never been more urgent. At OCHO, we believe in taking responsibility for our ecological footprint and are committed to making environmentally responsible choices. That’s why we are excited to share our journey towards being more environmentally conscious, including our new 95g packaging, which you may have already noticed.

One of our significant steps towards sustainability involves the transformation of our 95g bar packaging. We have switched to a home compostable wrapper, made from cellulose, unbleached paper, and plant-based ink. This change not only reduced the many layers of packaging before our new design, but also gives us the option to flow wrap our 95g bars.

The shift towards home compostable packaging aligns perfectly with our values and vision in reducing the carbon footprint we leave. It’s a small but impactful change that allows our customers to dispose of the packaging responsibly, contributing to a reduction in landfill waste.

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond packaging. We’ve also revamped our bar moulds, now proudly featuring our ‘OCHO’ brand logo. The layout of the bars are now in rows as opposed to squares. The reasons for this transformation are not only aesthetic but also functional and environmentally conscious.  

One significant advantage of our new bars is their durability during shipping. As we’ve opted for packaging with less cardboard protection, having a thicker bar helps ensure that our products reach you in perfect condition. By minimising the chances of breakage in transit, we reduce waste and the need for replacement shipments, thereby lowering our carbon footprint.

We’ve also invested in improving productivity without compromising on sustainability. With our new moulds and packaging, we are now equipped to flow wrap our bars efficiently. This change has a ripple effect on our operations, bringing about multiple advantages. Previously, 50 bars could be wrapped an hour, accounting for both inner and outer wrapping. However, thanks to our investment in a flow wrapping machine and the reduced amount of steps needed to wrap the bars, the number of bars that can be wrapped in an hour has increased massively to 250. This dramatic increase in efficiency means we can produce more with less added steps, reducing our energy consumption and operation costs. It also ensures that our products are readily available for wholesale and online orders, eliminating long waiting times for our valued customers.

At OCHO, we are committed to making environmentally conscious decisions that not only benefit our business but also contribute to a greener planet. Our transition to home compostable packaging, improved moulds, and efficient flow wrapping are just a few examples of our dedication to sustainability.

We firmly believe that every small step towards sustainability matters, and we invite you to continue to join us on this journey towards a brighter and more environmentally friendly future. Together, we can make a significant difference, one delicious and eco-friendly chocolate bar at a time. Thank you for your continued support as we work diligently together towards a more sustainable tomorrow.