SEATTLE, WA: Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry has announced that PolyCello of Amherst, NS is the first Canadian print facility to be SGP certified. Family-owned since 1956, PolyCello is one of Canada's largest print facilities and a leader in flexible packaging. The firm captured the Flexographic Technical Association's prestigious Environmental Excellence Award for Technical Innovation this Spring. PolyCello views SGP Certification as validation of its environmental controls implementation. The company plans to use the SGP Certification to align with environmentally conscious clients that value packaging sourced from a certified, sustainable facility.
"Our team meets regularly to determine methodologies for dealing with waste products and to curb emissions. We continually assess every aspect of our operations to identify opportunities to further reduce our environmental footprint," comments Frank Wilson, environmental health and safety (EH&S) coordinator. "SGP is in line with our business strategy and provides the benchmark for measuring sustainability. It is a logical step in our sustainability path."
PolyCello strives to maintain a responsible balance between economic, environmental and social needs.The company offers alternative packaging solutions including MicroPack™ Steamable packaging, recyclable SmartPack™ packaging that replaces millions of landfill-bound laminated products, and a wide range of full-featured, multi-web stand up packages. The company also uses VOC-free solventless lamination and an in-line electron beam-cured solventless coating.