Built upon the first version of the UP Scorecard launched in August 2021, today a new and improved version of the UP Scorecard has been released to the public. The UP Scorecard is an online resource that measures commonly used foodware and food packaging products with a single yardstick to offer companies the first-ever, free, and comprehensive tool for making sustainable purchasing decisions. What’s new in this version? You can now score over 70 additional foodware and food packaging products including cups, plates, trays, bowls, ramekins, takeout containers, lids, utensils, and more. We’ve also strengthened the methodology and improved the user experience, so it’s as easy to use as possible.
Although still in a beta stage (v0.2), this new version has been significantly expanded and improved. A summary of the biggest new features and improvements made include:
More use cases and products: Over 70 additional foodware and food packaging products were added into the tool and can now be assessed. These include cups, plates, trays, bowls, ramekins, takeout containers, lids, and utensils.
Customize and compare any product: Users can now customize individual products including their number of reuses, recycled content, transportation distance from the supplier, recycling and composting eligibility, sourcing certifications, and being free of chemicals of concern. These customized products are now displayed separately on the results page for easier comparison, and a preview of the updated scores is shown directly on the customization page when adjusting a product’s parameters.
UPS, 9 March 2022