SUSTAINABILITY: NOT JUST A WORD

Emerald Packaging is committed to building a healthy planet today and in the future.
That’s why we’ve been recognized as a Green Business by the state of California — and why we’re continually
looking for ways to ensure we leave our children a cleaner planet than the one we inhabit today.

RAW MATERIAL SELECTION AND PRODUCT DESIGN

• Advise customers to right-size packages and downgauge films
• Create and use film made from renewable resources
• Use compostable films, supplies and adhesives where possible
• Select materials that fit recycle streams

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

Use defect detection systems to reduce print errors and film waste
• Color matching technology used to cut ink waste
• Automated ink dispenser delivers correct color and minimizes ink use

CONSERVATION

• Drip irrigation, drought resistant landscaping
• Highest efficiency lighting for factory and offices
• Motion detection lighting system
• Air compressor units that use least energy

DISTRIBUTION

Strategic use of back haul trucking services
• Right size pallet counts/sizes to maximize loads
• Minimize excess packaging materials on all shipments
• Consolidate regional shipments to ensure maximum load sizes

 

ZERO WASTE GOAL

• Drip irrigation, drought resistant landscaping
• Highest efficiency lighting for factory and offices
• Motion detection lighting system
• Air compressor units that use least energy

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

• Helped create law that mandated best practice use by manufacturers to keep re­sin pellets out of marine environment
• Supported California law that defined biodegradable as compostable in order to stop false advertising
• Work with state agencies to create laws to reduce plastic litter
• Underwrite plastic trash cleanup efforts
• Member of California Green Business Program and recipient of 2014 Green Business of the Year