Packaging contains, protects, preserves, promotes and informs. Sustainable packaging goes a step further and also minimizes the environmental impact.
However, our sustainability efforts at Thoro Packaging do more than just help the environment – they also positively influence the lives of our employees and members of our local community. Thoro believes that sustainability encompasses three distinct areas: People, Planet, and Prosperity.
One of our continuing and expanding significant “green” projects is the source separation of our paper waste. Last year, Thoro sorted and recycled 3,398.43 tons of paper waste! Next time you purchase a product packed in paper, feel good about it. You are helping sustain an important product lifecycle.
Paperboard is renewable and recyclable, and trees can be grown in a sustainable way that benefits society and our world.
At Thoro Packaging, we are proud of our efforts to conserve resources, improve lives, and produce fabulous folding cartons!
2014 SUSTAINABILITY UPDATE:
Reducing our carbon footprint by 2% Over the past few years Thoro Packaging has made several upgrades to our facility and implemented many sustainability programs. These programs will continue through 2014, cementing a culture of sustainability, while helping to protect our planet and natural resources. Thoro’s use of 100% REC (Renewable Energy Credits) in manufacturing, and our employee recycling program, are just a couple of examples of what has become standard practice at Thoro Packaging.
In 2014 Thoro is setting the bar even higher, with a goal of reducing our carbon footprint by 2%. Thoro’s investment in new, more efficient equipment will help to reach this goal. Our new press will use less paper, less ink, and less energy, all helping to reduce carbon emissions through use of fewer resources.
Lower Carbon Emissions
Less paper will be used in the make-ready process. Paper accounts for 87% of Thoro’s carbon footprint, so even a slight reduction in the use of this resource will have a big impact. Better batching of jobs will require less ink. Though Thoro already uses low VOC vegetable-based ink, we will be switching to a type of ink with even lower VOCs. Thoro is always looking to improve our sustainability efforts.
Print jobs will require fewer passes through the press, do to the increased capabilities of the new press.
On press there will be fewer sheets required in the make-ready process, reducing paper waste.