Why using paper-based packaging is healthy for mother earth.
At N.A.L. Company, Inc., we have a long history of sustainable business practices and product lines. We utilize recycling programs and constantly improve how we consume water and energy. Our product lines footprint has a minimal environmental impact and promotes a more sustainable world for our future generations.
“Paperboard is renewable. One of the best features of using paperboard for packaging or food service items is that it is made from renewable material – trees from working forests. In the United States, private landowners plant about 4 million trees every day, which is 3 to 4 times more than they harvest. This has contributed to creating 12 million more acres of forestland than we had just 20 years ago. All of the fibers used in paperboard are responsibly sourced and products may be labeled to one of several certification standards depending upon customer interest.”
According to the Paper Packaging Council, only 13.5% of plastic-based packaging was recovered for recycling.
Currently 96% of the U.S. population has access to recycling through either curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs. (American Forest & Paper Association)
In fact, of the nearly 27 million tons of packaging waste reclaimed for recycling, 71% is paper-based. (United States Environmental Protection Agency)
Unlike plastic, paperboard is easily recycled multiple times, with 75% of all paper-based packaging being recovered for recycling. (Paper Packaging Council)
Those plastics that are recycled are typically turned into another product only once before finding its way to the landfill. Recyclable, renewable paperboard however finds its way back to consumers in ever increasing numbers, (Pulp & Paper Factbook), thus proving to be the environmentally sound choice for packaging consumer goods.
N.A.L. Company, Inc products begin with 100% recycled or post-consumer based materials and end with 100% recyclable materials. We recycle 100% of our waste.