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Sustainability

ProActive Sustainability

At ProAmpac, sustainability means being a good neighbor and looking to the future.

Using advanced technology, we are developing and innovating sustainable flexible packaging products. By reducing energy use and the environmental impact of our facilities, ProAmpac is engaging our employees, collaborating with suppliers and customers, and teaming with neighbors to make the communities where we operate, and our packaging, even better.

We call this ProActive Sustainability™.


Products

ProAmpac offers four NEW product groups that allow our customers to meet the needs and wants of their consumers.

  • ProActive Recyclable

    Unique, high performance products which can be processed after use through typical plastic recycling streams. ProAmpac offers recyclable products such as stand up pouches; quad seal pouches; rollstock for form/fill/seal applications; sandwich wrap; retail handled shopping bags; lawn & leaf bags and more.

    Our ProActive Sustainability pouches can be recycled with plastic retail shopping bags with the How2Recycle Label initiative

    Our goal is to help consumers better understand what to do with packaging and to encourage greater participation in recycling programs so that packaging gets a new life. The How2Recycle Label is an initiative of GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition. To find out more, provide input on the labels and get information on how to check locally, visit www.How2Recycle.info. And look for the How2Recycle Label on the next consumer product you purchase.

  • ProActive PCR

    Products which contain Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic from non-virgin, recycled plastic resin sources. ProAmpac is able to incorporate PCR into materials to meet customer sustainability and carbon footprint reduction goals towards a more circular economy.

  • ProActive Renewable

    Products which are made from a bio-based feedstock, such as corn or sugarcane. ProAmpac has renewable options available including large format bags for the lawn and garden market.

  • ProActive Compostable

    Products which biodegrade in industrial composting facilities per conditions set by ASTM D6400. ProAmpac is able to work with customers to incorporate compostability into their paper packaging offerings. Compostable packaging is an attractive sustainable offering when combined with compostable products, such as yard waste or food.


Company Sustainability

In daily action, we promote sustainability in both our product designs and our operating procedures, and we are committed to exploring and applying environmentally friendly technologies and materials. Our position as a global packaging leader provides us the opportunity to reduce not only our own impact on the planet, but also that of the consumers who purchase our customers' products.

  • Greener product innovation

    • Production of recyclable and biodegradable films for rollstock and bag applications
    • Innovative films engineered to replace rigid containers, reducing the environmental impact of packaging
    • Use of recycled resins in packaging (when applicable)
    • Bags with up to 100% recycled papers in various substrates and grades
    • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified systems and controls, providing customers with sustainable paper alternatives

  • Improving air and water quality

    • Use of water-based printing inks, rather than solvent-based, in half of all facilities
    • Printing presses are washed with soap and water, not harsh chemicals
    • Efficient use of company shipping trucks to consolidate loads and minimize air pollution
  • Reducing energy consumption

    • High-efficiency lighting fixtures
    • High-efficiency motors for replacement applications
    • Significant use of hydroelectric power sources
    • Diversion of hot air exhaust back into the plant to heat the building during winter months
    • Use of lighting motion sensors
  • Recycling

    • Collection and recycling of waste paper, scrap metals and scrap plastics
    • Reuse of pallets whenever possible
    • Laundering and reuse of shop towels, eliminating disposal of paper towels and rags
    • Our ProActive Sustainability pouches can be recycled with plastic retail shopping bags with the How2Recycle Label initiative

      Have you noticed our recycling labels? Our goal is to help consumers better understand what to do with packaging and to encourage greater participation in recycling programs so that packaging gets a new life. The How2Recycle Label is an initiative of GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition. To find out more, provide input on the labels and get information on how to check locally, visit www.How2Recycle.info. And look for the How2Recycle Label on ProAmpac products.

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