Paper and Plastic has created a comprehensive list of sustainability
initiatives. It is not based solely on the economic, social and
environmental factors, but on all factors in every phase of our
By partnering with our suppliers and customers, we are focused on improving the environment for the future generations.
As a company we have made the following environmental changes to our organization:
new warehouse is well insulated and has low energy fluorescent
lighting. Light switches were installed that automatically shut-off
when there is no movement in the area for a set amount of time. This
provides us with the most environmentally friendly structure in our
Used fluorescent lights are recycled. Used building materials from routine maintenance or site improvements are recycled.
Our highly systemized approach to business helps reduce paper consumption through electronic document solutions.
A new press has been purchased which facilitates greater efficiency, yielding reduced waste.
out-dated computers and accessories are properly and cleanly recycled.
None of our outdated electronic hardware goes to the land fill.
improvements in internet and communication technologies allow us to
improve our business functions with both customers and vendors resulting
in minimal travel expenditure. We also strive to provide telecommuting
opportunities which not only reduce the physical commute for employees
but also the physical commute for their children to/from daycare
Shipping and Logistics
we are involved in the shipping of a variety of retail packaging
products, we strive to mix pack and to save packing materials wherever
All cases are placed on stackable pallets. This is the
most efficient utilization of truck capacity. The result is
substantially less fuel needed to deliver products from our warehouse.
response to changing conditions, we regionalize warehousing to provide
the most efficient distribution of goods across the continent.
constantly reappraises shipping methods to optimize fuel efficiency,
e.g. sustituting rail for truck shipment when it presents a fuel
and waste papers and bailed and recycled. Every paper component that is
not used in the shipping or product itself is recycled.
Obsolete materials and pallets are recycled.
Plastic packaging is recycled as well.
Community and Employment
hire and train students from our local high school co-op program. Our
training helps challenged students, who otherwise might not have the
skills, enter the work force after graduation.
year is the beginning of our summer co-op program width Ohio University
Business School. The students will work on various projects that will
prepare them for future business roles in and around our community.
Paper and Plastic offers a wide scope of eco-friendly alternative to
fill your packaging needs. Our main goal is to ensure that once a
product ends its first cycle, a new cycle will begin. This is the only
way to guarantee that a product iwll achieve the five R's of
sustainable packaging that American Paaper and Plaestifc practices:
Reduce, Reuse, Renew, Recycle, and Re-educate.
are a few of the products we supply to our customers that help them to
achieve the sustainable gopals with a "greener" alternative.
Wide range of recycled fiber bags.
Bamboo Paper: reduce wood pulp by 20%
Terra Skin Paper: produced without emission of CO2 during production
Recycled Paper: 15% to 100% post consumer content
bags come from several paper mills that support a variety of
environmental initiatives from local to global programs. FSC certified
Environmentally friendly finishes are available
Biodegradable and compostable substrates
Down gauging and material substitutions can be used to lower density of bags.
Bags can be produced domestically or overseas
Reusable alternative for shopping bag.
Available in RPET woven or non woven material.
Vast selection of printing processes.
Recycled plastic bottom.
Must be reused in order to obtain the long term benefit of this product.
100% recycled paperboard and fibers.
Water based ink printing.
100% recycled materials.
Post Consumer Recycled Fiber.
Designs can contain up to 100% recycled fibers.
Water and soy based inks.
100% Recycled P.E.T. yarns.
100% Natural Cotton.
30-70% recycled fiber.
Labels and Gift Cards
100% recycled board.
Paper & Plastic believes that the best way to accomplish
sustainability in our daily operations is by working closely with our
customers. Through education we hope to positively affect the attitude
of the industry and ultimately guide our customers to become more
balanced in their socio-economic choices. As a company we strive to
provide environmentally healthy choices to our customers while
maintaining an affordable, high quality product line.