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Sustainability

Our commitment to the environment

We believe in our future generations, which is why we have committed our time and resources to establishing a more sustainable way to create packaging solutions. We are continuously  reducing our energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as waste.

Our waste reduction strategies focus on limiting the loss of material to waste as well as minimizing energy use. This includes all facets of our process, including design, manufacturing and transportation.

Our wide array of available materials assists us in creating packaging solutions that not only reduce waste and increase cost efficiency, but are also lighter in weight. These products are less costly to produce and help to reduce transportation costs, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions — all without sacrificing quality.

Helping you to make the best choice

Our approach begins with a six-step exploration:

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Sustainability by design

It is often said that 80% of environmental impact comes from the design phase. From the moment we sit down with you, we understand that the decisions we make will impact the sustainability performance of your package. We want to understand the product, its journey to the customer, and how materials are created and reused at their end of life. Asking these questions upfront will reduce your impact further down the value chain.

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Sourcing for positive impact

Extraction, harvesting, and so forth all play a role in ensuring that we reduce environmental and social impacts all along the value chain. We understand that choosing materials with less climate impact or that protect communities’ unique cultures can play a role in providing sustainable materials.

Our sales and design teams are material-agnostic will evaluate the environmental impact of various material and design choices to ensure the product is sufficiently protected. We can also collaborate on environmental certifications, if needed.

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Clean production

Clean manufacturing plays an important role in reducing resource demand and supporting your climate change goals. Our facilities are always on the lookout for the most efficient production approaches and technology, and we are working to reduce our own environmental impacts through continuous improvement and metrics tracking.

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Measuring and managing our impact

Regular waste audits and ongoing resource demand reporting keep us up to date on our processes, allowing us to remain innovative in the ways we can reduce waste and consume fewer natural resources. Our resource reduction strategies focus on limiting the loss of material to waste as well as minimizing resource use. This includes all facets of our process, including design, manufacturing and transportation.

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Preventing unnecessary waste across the distribution chain

The primary purpose of protective packaging is to ensure that the product is safely delivered to the end user without damage. This means being aware of how products are delivered (on a pallet, full or partial truck load, seabound container).

Our design and sales team will work with you to create and test packaging to ensure that it withstands vibration and/or drops and maximizes cube utilization opportunities, to ensure that we reduce product damage and consider how we can reduce further cost and environmental impacts.

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Circular
recovery

Resource reuse is an effective way to reduce costs, reduce environmental impact and extend material value. Our designers and sales team will collaborate with you to evaluate how our materials can best be recovered, working with you to collect your scrap and bring it back to where it can be recycled.  We evaluate and offer options and will help educate you on available opportunities.

How we are reducing waste — 12 million pounds of it.

Starting at our manufacturing plants, we evaluate and invest in new technology that help to reduce and recycle waste. We collaborate with our customers and your customers to take back waste to recycle and reuse in packaging products.
We have successfully managed to convert more than 12 million pounds of scrap back into new recycled products. That’s 12 million pounds of waste not going to landfill.  With your help, we can increase landfill diversion each year.

When you work with us, you will find a partner in sustainability who can offer valuable market insights, in-house research tools, and sustainable design solutions to meet your business goals, reduce your environmental impact, and engage your end users.

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