Creating sustainable packaging requires a balanced approach. We need to weigh the environment, performance expectations, brand, value and cost.
How do we define sustainable packaging?
Sustainability is at the heart of our strategy to reduce the carbon impact of our operations and the products we produce. We start with a design and engineering team working to refine and reduce our customers’ packaging for maximum marketing power and functionality with minimal environmental impact. We source materials, such as vegetable-based inks and Prop-65 compliant coatings, and paperboard from well-managed forests in support of a sustainable future.
EPA Green Power Partnership
DISC has been recognized as a Green Power Partner by the EPA since 2007. We’re part of a voluntary program operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce our carbon footprint through purchasing “green” power. Green power is defined as electricity produced through renewable resources – solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro energy. Each year, 1,300 EPA-member organizations collectively purchase nearly 20 billion kilowatt-hours of green power – the equivalent of annual carbon dioxide emissions from electricity used to power nearly 1.7 billion average American homes.
Sustainable Sourcing: Chain-of-Custody Certifications
We take pride in our ability to offer a range of choices in certified forest products. Our cross-functional team of experts worked hard to earn and retain our standing as a Certified Forest Management Suite company. As a result, the DISC repertoire of virgin and recycled paper and paperboard has the approval of the three leading internationally recognized Chain of Custody (COC) standards.
- Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)
- The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™)
The DISC team can work with you to choose the materials that best align with your environmental objective.