Sustainability

Creating sustainable packaging requires a balanced approach. We need to weigh the environment, performance expectations, brand, value and cost.

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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

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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.