Sustainability

Sustainability

At Printpack, our Sustainable Business Development can be summarized with four P’s –
PEOPLE, PURPOSE, PRODUCT, and PROCESS.

PEOPLE

Printpack’s more than 55 years of success can be attributed to one key ingredient – its people. Our empowered associates work closely with customers to develop packaging that safeguards their products in a way that is responsible for the customer, for Printpack, our communities, and the environment around us.

PURPOSE

Our purpose is “to be recognized as a responsible leader in the design and development of both packaging and operational processes that promote a more sustainable business proposition.”

PRODUCT

Product strategy includes a portfolio of sustainable structures using renewable and recycled content, as well as maximizing design opportunities for source reduction and an optimal end-of-life condition. Consult with Printpack for:

  • The latest technology in high performance materials
  • New and emerging bio-materials for a wide range of applications
  • Source-reducing package design

PROCESS

Our process includes developing and using systems in our manufacturing operations that ensure the highest standards in plant emissions, waste reduction, and consumption of natural resources.
SUSTAINABLE METRIC RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS DOWN

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS DOWN

Annual CO2e emissions 47,736,000 lbs. lower. This is equivalent to:

  • Removing 4,558 passenger cars from the road
  • Not burning 2,436,445 gallons of gasoline
  • Carbon sequestered by 555,197 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 167 acres of forest preserved from deforestation
REDUCED WATER USAGE BY 14MM GALLONS

REDUCED WATER USAGE BY 14MM GALLONS

TOTAL ENERGY USE DOWN

TOTAL ENERGY USE DOWN

Annual electricity usage 15,282 MWH (4%) lower. This is equivalent to:

  • Removing 2,218 passenger cars from the road
  • Not burning 1,185,745 gallons of gasoline
  • Carbon sequestered by 270,198 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 81.4 acres of forest preserved from deforestation

Natural gas combustion reduced by 1,925 MTherms (18.6%). This is equivalent to:

  • Removing 2,149 passenger cars from the road
  • Not burning 1,148,458 gallons of gasoline
  • Carbon sequestered by 262,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 79 acres of forest preserved from deforestation
REDUCED WASTE TO LANDFILL BY 5,794 TONS

REDUCED WASTE TO LANDFILL BY 5,794 TONS

  • Increased recycling percentage by 4%
  • 90% waste reuse/recycle
    • 86% recycled
    • 4% waste to energy