Putting the Ability in Sustainability
From the manufacturing process to the products produced, we’re committed to operating in a sustainable manner.
Our products are made from fiber-based materials because they are easily recyclable and often compostable. Several products are also made from recycled board. Continually working to improve our products’ environmental impact and educate customers on sustainable options, we prioritize our planet in everything we produce.
Paperboard is a renewable resource. Recycling or composting it reduces non-renewable packing waste that would otherwise go to landfills. Almost all paperboard comes from certified farms which plant, harvest, and replant trees for the paper industry. For every tree harvested from a managed tree farm, five more are planted. That’s 1.7 million trees planted every day.
Recyclable vs. Compostable
Recycling converts waste into a new use by breaking down the product into raw materials and reusing them to create something new or different. Less energy goes into creating products made from recycled materials versus new materials.
Composting turns organic waste into a useful product to help grow plants or act as soil amendments. Paperboard, molded fiber and corrugate comes from a natural source, it often can be composted back into its most natural state.
When we source materials and produce product, we do so with
the environment in mind.
We are committed to sourcing board that is free of chlorine bleaching and seek to partner with vendors that support our sustainable manufacturing goals.
We are committed to using eco-friendly water-based glues.
We are committed to using offset inks that are vegetable-based lithographic ink and water-based flexo inks.
We are committed to ensuring our scrap board is baled and later used as a fiber source for creating more board.
We are committed to our fleet plans maximizing efficiency using EPA SmartWay technology.
Our solar panels generate enough electricity to power 50 homes annually.
Serious About Environmental Standards
The following certifications demonstrate our commitment to sustainable practices.
The BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is a leading program for the certification of packaging used in food production and consumer products.
Formerly Cedar Grove, CMA and its partners work to create practical engagement models for zero waste success and certify that product can be composted in member facilities.
CTPAT certification means our products are low risk and increases speed for international shipping.