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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
Today, it seems as if everyone is all about “going green” and helping out the environment but how can one be so sure that a company is legit or certified? Are the products you’re purchasing made with 100% recycled paperboard? Are you doing your research on the companies that you are choosing to use? With Yazoo Mills, you don’t have to worry about any of that. We take the necessary steps to help protect our environment every single day when producing our quality products.
As a manufacturer of consumable goods, Yazoo takes great pride in our stewardship of the environment and have been doing so for well over a century. We realize our responsibility to the environment and recycle all waste generated during the manufacturing process to produce our eco-friendly paper tubes and cores. Our company uses 100% recycled paperboard, made primarily from post-consumer waste, to create our sustainable packaging products. Yazoo conducts all operations in full compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and is 100% recycled paperboard certified.
Did you know that we receive over 700 truckloads of recycled paper, totaling over 28 million pounds, each year? Because we use 100% certified recycled paperboard, our facility alone saves over 196,000 trees per year. By using environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices, we help keep 28 million pounds of waste out of landfills every year. When you choose Yazoo, you are also choosing to help make our environment a better place.
Yazoo cores are manufactured from 100% recycled paperboard and are 100% recyclable themselves. Recycling cores during the manufacturing process by shredding, baling, and shipping to a consuming recycled paper mill is a major portion of Yazoo’s recycling effort. The office is mindful of the paper it uses and re-uses the paper when possible to print again, takes notes, cut up for scrap paper, or shred for recycling. Customers may request acknowledgements, forms, and invoices to be emailed to further reduce paper waste. Yazoo has also streamlined some of its in-house processes in both the plant and office to further reduce the use of paper.
Paperrecyles.org reports that U.S. paper recovery rate for 2011 was 66.8%, which is a record high. Join Yazoo Mills by recycling paper in your workplace and at home.