Upland, CA—On April 26, 2018, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and teachers at Carden Arbor View School in Upland adopted a tree to plant in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 29), as part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s TICCIT® Program (“Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”). TICCIT is an educational program that highlights the biodegradability and recyclability of paper-based packaging.
Staff from Thoro Packaging, a Corona-based packaging company, instructed students on the benefits of recycling, how paper is made, and the myriad reasons why trees are so important to the environment. They also introduced the students to the world of folding cartons (a.k.a. box making) and donated a young pine tree to be planted on school grounds and cared for by the students. Already avid recyclers, the students are very enthusiastic about making our planet a better place. Some students shared stories of how they spent Earth Day picking up trash in their community. Stories like this make us very optimistic about how future generations will care for our environment.
“Celebrating Earth Day and Paperboard Packaging Week with students is always a pleasure. Helping to educate students about the importance of recycling and the sustainability of paper is very rewarding. There are so many myths about paper being bad for the environment and killing trees, it is always fun to see the surprise on the students’ faces when they learn that for every one tree that is cut down to make paper, 5 more are planted,” shared Andrea Percy, TICCIT Program Educator and Marketing Liaison at Thoro Packaging.
To learn more about the TICCIT program visit paperbox.org/TICCIT.
Now in its 85th year, the PPC is the leading trade association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. PPC works to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete effectively and successfully in the marketplace. To learn more visit www.paperbox.org.