Money for Trash: SGP Certified Printer Monetizes its Packaging Waste
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The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, is pleased to announce thousands of dollars in cost savings and more than 35 tons of recycling achieved as a result of new partnerships and innovations at certified facility, Designtex.
As part of its decade-long SGP certification, Designtex engages in yearly continuous improvement projects to increase the effectiveness of its sustainability program. In 2017, the organization pledged to eliminate all waste from its production facilities. As a result of its recycling initiatives, Designtex saw a tremendous reduction in waste and earned tangible profits from recycling every month in 2018.
In 2018, Designtex took action toward its zero production landfill goal by forming partnerships with its own vendors and others in the community. They eliminated all waste in the following categories and generated thousands of dollars in profit from their recycled goods at the same time:
Packaging waste: Designtex now gets paid to return hybrid packaging materials to its vendor for reuse.
When advising other facilities about sustainability, Glynn always recommends that they start with a small, achievable goal, learn from there, and expand. “Don’t forget to reach out to suppliers,” he added. “They may already have a sustainability initiative that can help reduce your waste and costs, and if not, they may be willing to collaborate to create one.”
SGP certification helps printers stay profitable on the cutting edge of the industry by focusing not only on the current sustainable practices employed by a facility but on its continuous improvement as well. As a result of these best practices, the average certified facility saves $43,000 a year. To learn more about how SGP certification can help your print facility turn sustainability to profit, contact the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership at [email protected] or visit www.sgppartnership.org.