Green Focus

All businesses rely upon the use of finite natural resources in their everyday operations. So it’s our belief we should all be working toward greater conservation of our natural and other resources in order to ensure their availability in the future. In our own efforts toward environmental stewardship, we strive to conserve and recycle any natural resources used in our production and distribution processes.

Annual Recycling Results

’2016

  • 6750 lbs – recycled cardboard
  • 285 – wood pallets
  • 45 – reams of paper
  • 158 – 2nd chance boxes
  • 30.38 – landfill saved
  • 155.25 – gallons of oil

’2015

  • 1487 lbs – recycled cardboard
  • 118 – wood pallets
  • 22 – reams of paper
  • 62 – 2nd chance boxes
  • 6.69 – landfill saved
  • 34.2 – gallons of oil

’2014

  • 1126 lbs – recycled cardboard
  • 78 – wood pallets
  • 27 – reams of paper
  • 168 – 2nd chance boxes
  • 5.07 – landfill saved
  • 25.9 – gallons of oil

’2013

  • 1300 lbs – recycled cardboard
  • 21 – wood pallets
  • 14 – reams of paper
  • 212 – 2nd chance boxes
  • 5.85 – landfill saved
  • 29.9 – gallons of oil

’2012

  • 921 lbs. of cardboard recycled  
  • 32 wood pallets recycled
  • 12 reams of paper donated or recycled to charitable causes
  • 178 cardboard boxes recycled through our 2nd-chance fulfillment program
  • 4.15 cu. yds. of landfill saved and 21.2 gallons of oil saved.**

’2011

  • 1749.9 lbs. of cardboard recycled  
  • 36 wood pallets recycled
  • 32 reams of paper donated or recycled to charitable causes
  • 7.87 cu. yds. of landfill saved and 40.25 gallons of oil saved.**

’2010

  • 902.3 lbs. of cardboard recycled  
  • 46 wood pallets recycled.
  • 15 reams of paper donated or recycled to charitable causes.
  • 4.06 cu. yds. of landfill saved and 20.75 gallons of oil saved.**

’2009

  • 694.7 lbs. of cardboard recycled  
  • 41 wood pallets recycled
  • 16 reams of paper recycled to charitable causes
  • 3.13 cu. yds. of landfill saved and 15.98 gallons of oil saved.**

Recycling Initiatives

  • Offering managed forestry-certified paper products for all print jobs.
  • Regular use of recycled packing boxes made from 35-45% PCW, all the way up to 100% PCW boxes.
  • EarthAware* recycled and biodegradable air bag packaging.
  • Biodegradable corn starch peanut packaging.
  • Proactive cardboard, wood, plastic and paper recycling efforts.
  • 2nd chance box recycling program
  • Recycled paper void-fill packaging

* EarthAware is a Registered Trademark of Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
** Recycling 1 ton (2000 lbs.) of cardboard saves 9 cu. yds. of landfill space and 46 gallons of oil.
(info source: Earth911.com)