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Root Packaging Audit

Gain clarity on the recyclability, reputational and regulatory risks of your packaging, and understand the social and environmental impacts

A Root Packaging Audit analyses your packaging and provides an actionable report that outlines compliance risks, recyclability, green claim accuracy, as well as sustainability performance against competitor brands.

The regulatory landscape is increasingly overwhelming and, as a non-expert, it can be hard to know what risks you are exposed to and how to mitigate them.

We have designed a low-cost, high-impact audit that pinpoints precisely where and how you need to act to improve the sustainability credentials of your packaging.

You can use this report to:

  • Improve pack recyclability
  • Avoid making misleading ‘green claims’
  • Reduce risk of compliance fines
  • Improve your competitiveness
  • Build a business case to secure funding and resource for sustainability projects

How it works

  • Complete the Root Packaging Audit data request and supply sample packs
  • Join a Discovery call with your dedicated sustainable packaging consultant
  • Root’s team of experts will test and analyse your pack for:
    • Regulatory risks
    • Recyclability
    • Accuracy of green claims
    • Competitive performance
  • Receive your packaging audit report with findings and recommendations
  • Follow-up call with your dedicated consultant to review and discuss

Why choose Root?

  • Root focuses purely on product and packaging. Our highly experienced consultants are sustainable packaging specialists, not sustainability generalists.
  • Our aim is to offer a ‘first foot in the door’ analysis, so you can easily assess the true environmental impact of your packaging.
  • We don’t talk jargon or provide you with a set of complex and unfathomable stats. Instead, we interpret complex findings into clear, intelligible, and actionable insights that ‘non-experts’ find easy to understand and follow.
  • We don’t leave it there; our experts remain on hand, offering support and guidance throughout your sustainable packaging implementation; something that other wholly science, or data-based services don’t have the practical capability to do.

Root Packaging Audit


3-4 weeks


£3,000 + VAT for 3 packs and 1 market

What we need from you:

Time to collate and share info for the data request
Technical packaging specs
3 pack samples from your brand
3 pack samples from competitors

Typical Next Steps:

Root Perspective
Packaging Strategy
Sustainability Strategy
Impact Analysis Metrics

Our Clients

We pride ourselves on being chosen to support some of the world's biggest brands, many of whom have the highest sustainability standards.

After delivering a project we send a client feedback survey to clients 3 months after delivery to find out how much impact we have had and what we can do even better next time. Our current score is 9.6 out of 10, something we are very proud of.

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