Bhoomi's bottles are powered by plants! Made from 100% sugarcane, our bottles help reduce greenhouse gases, and are renewable and fully recyclable.

To measure the environmental benefits of our plant-based bottles, Bhoomi applied and was accepted into a Packaging Climate Optimization project—a partnership between Climate Collaborative and Trayak.

This project connects Climate Collaborative-committed companies to Trayak, who uses a cost-effective, streamlined LCA to quickly benchmark existing packaging and develop climate-improved alternatives. All three organizations worked together to collect packaging system information (materials, conversion processes, masses, etc.) and perform the analysis with Trayak’s LCA tool, EcoImpact-COMPASS (Comparative Packaging Assessment).

For this study, we wanted to compare the environmental impact of switching Bhoomi's PET bottle to a sugarcane-based bio-HDPE bottle. Incorporating sugarcane into our bottle brings Bhoomi full circle with our drink, packaging, and business materials incorporating the regeneratively-grown sugarcane plant.

As with any packaging change, we needed to evaluate any new possible configuration to ensure damage rate, barrier properties, cost, and performance were not negatively effected. This study helped Bhoomi quantify environmental impacts prior to investing those resources to determine the overall impact of the switch.

Switching to a bio HDPE bottle showed benefits for both Bhoomi and Mother Earth!

89.5% Reduction of greenhouse emissions (12 tons CO2 eq annually)

This is the equivalent of the carbon emissions of using 4,841 liters of gasoline or 2.5 cars driven yearly!

62.6% Reduction
of fossil fuel consumption

If the primary package was switched from a PET bottle to a bio-HDPE bottle to annually deliver 60,000 units, fossil fuel consumption could be reduced by nearly 135,000 mj—equivalent to nearly 22 barrels of oil!

22% Reduction of
water consumption

Making this packaging change for an annual volume of 60,000 bottles saves about 227,350 gallons of water. This is equivalent to saving enough water for 36 people to shower daily for an entire year!

Bhoomi engaged in this case study because of our commitment to revolutionizing the relationship with sugarcane in Western culture. We discovered that one way to do that is by switching our primary packaging from a PET bottle to a bio-HDPE made from sugarcane.