Sustainability

As a manufacturer in this industry, we take our responsibilities very seriously and we pledge to you that we source corrugated material from responsible and sustainable suppliers ONLY.  In fact, TriState Container is FSC certified and we are happy to supply you with information regarding our certification.

To continue to do our part and lessen material for landfills, we instilled a recycling program for just about 100% of corrugated waste that’s released through the manufacturing process.  In addition, we use water-based inks only as well as environmentally friendly adhesives. And it’s a common practice for our office workers to shred and recycle paper waste.

Corrugated fiberboard is one of, if not THE most sustainable substrates used for shipping boxes, retail displays and product packaging among other things.  First, it comes from a renewable resource - trees.  Today’s management of our country’s forests has never been more environmentally responsible.

According to corrugated.org

  • 96% of corrugated boxes are made with material supplied by certified fiber sourcing programs
  • Program participants are committed to sustainable forestry in their own forests
  • There are more trees on US forestland today then there were 100 years ago.
  • Some 2 million acres of trees are planted each year, and tree growth is currently double that of annual removals (American Forest & Paper Association’s 2016 Sustainable Report)
  • The forest products industry plants 1.7 million new trees every day, contributing to the long-term viability of North American forests, preserving habitats, sequestering carbon dioxide and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions (SFI)
  • Today, the United States has 20% more trees than it did on the first Earth Day celebration more than 40 years ago.

Corrugated containerboard is recyclable.  In 2016, 93% of corrugated was recovered for recycling, most of which was recycled into new products.  In fact, corrugated ‘cardboard’ is the #1 recycle packaging material in the US.

TriState instilled a recycling program for just about 100% of corrugated waste that’s released through the manufacturing process.  In addition, we use water-based inks only as well as environmentally friendly adhesives. And it’s a common practice for our office workers to shred and recycle paper waste.