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Caring For Our Environment

 

       

re-cy-cle – verb – convert (waste) into reusable material.

Our country has been focusing its recycling efforts more and more each year and thankfully, it has become a priority on most people’s list.  At Yazoo Mills, we recognize the important job we have to help keep our environment clean.

To create our sustainable packaging products, we only use 100% certified recycled paperboard and we have the paperwork to prove it.  We recycle all waste generated during our manufacturing process.  The process includes: shredding, baling, and shipping to a consuming recycle paper mill and then receive the recycled paperboard back.  North America recycles over 4.5 million tons of recovered fiber recycled into 100% recycled paperboard.

Did you know?

The amount of paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
Each ton (2,000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water.  This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.

There is no other packaging product that is more environmentally sustainable than 100% recycled paperboard.  The important fact is that 100% recycled paperboard is truly 100% recycled, with no virgin fiber content.

“The greatest threat to our planet is believing someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan