Going Carbon Neutral with The Brascarbon Methane Recovery Project

At hampers.com, we truly believe in putting purpose over profit. As a certified Carbon Neutral company, we're not just bringing joy to gifting – we're also on a mission to make a positive impact on the planet.


On our mission to reduce our carbon footprint, we have carefully selected projects which help us offset emissions in the most impactful way. One of the ways we’ve done this is by committing to fund the Brascarbon Methane Recovery Project BCA-BRA-16 in Brazil.


Join us as we explore how this initiative is turning animal waste into a source of renewable energy whilst also making a positive impact on local people and communities.


Understanding the Problem 

In the heart of Mato Grosso do Sul in central Brazil, agricultural operations related to animal farming are on the rise to meet global food demands. However, traditional methods of managing animal waste pose significant environmental challenges.


Before the Brascarbon Methane Recovery Project began, animal manure and urine was collected in open lagoons. Here, the waste underwent anaerobic decomposition and released methane – a potent greenhouse gas. This harmful gas would then enter the air, polluting nearby cities, towns and villages.


Sustainable Solutions

The project sought to address these challenges by implementing a new system for managing animal waste. This involved constructing covered inground anaerobic reactors, or digesters, to process the organic material from the wastewater lagoons.


Instead of allowing the waste to decompose and emit methane, the digesters capture the methane produced and convert it into biogas. This biogas can then be used as a renewable energy source, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.


But the benefits of the initiative don't stop there... By capturing and flaring methane, the project further reduces its environmental footprint by reducing operational carbon emissions.


The Brascarbon Methane Recovery Project is more than just a carbon offsetting initiative – it's a beacon of hope for the future. By transforming animal waste into clean renewable energy, this project is paving the way for a more sustainable future for generations to come.



Certified Carbon Neutral Gifting

At hampers.com, we're always striving to find new ways to give back to the planet. We're incredibly proud to have been accredited with Carbon Neutral status, ensuring that our all of our gifts are environmentally responsible.


To determine this, we undertook a rigorous assessment with Carbon Footprint, who measured our annual carbon production. The QAS approved assessment provided the highest levels of confidence that our carbon emission calculation methodology is independently verified and transparent.


This comprehensive review encompassed every aspect of our operations - from packaging to delivery logistics, warehouse facilities and even which nibbles and beverages feature in our gift hampers.


Once we understood the breakdown of our carbon footprint, we carefully considered, selected and approved projects to offset it. 


At hampers.com, carbon offsetting isn't just about reducing emissions – it's about creating positive change. This is why the projects we support go beyond combating climate change; they provide employment, improve health and empower communities.


Caring for People and the Planet

As you send gifts to loved ones, clients, and employees, know that each purchase with hampers.com contributes to a greener, more sustainable world.


In 2023, we reduced our carbon footprint by a further 25% and planted over 1580 trees. We're proud to know that our sustainable projects are making a real difference to the environment and the people who live in it.


Together, we can make a difference – one gift at a time. So why not join us in our mission and switch to sustainable gifting with hampers.com today?

This blog was posted 2024-05-15 15:54:00