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Earth-friendly Solutions

on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:45

We’ve invested in earth-friendly products, technologies, and manufacturing processes—because we think it’s the right thing to do. Our comprehensive approach to sustainability means we can help you layer green features into your products, depending on how sustainability fits into your brand.  At a minimum, rest assured that all products are manufactured using the most efficient processes and green energy, reducing their environmental impact. Highlights include:

  • Network of Chain of Custody certified facilities
  • Commitment to green energy and lower carbon footprint
  • Full menu of recycled and sustainable materials 
  • Focus on design and production efficiencies to reduce materials usage
  • Formalized lean manufacturing program, reducing waste and conserving energy
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Chain of custody certifications

How do you know a partner is walking the talk when it comes to sustainability? Every industry has its share of “greenwashing,” but looking to third-party certification programs provides some peace of mind. To provide you with a range of verifiably responsible options, we’ve certified our network under the world’s leading sustainable forestry programs. With multiple locations certified under each program, we offer back-up capabilities and surge capacity while maintaining the contols to ensure the stock you specify is the stock you get. We also recognize that customers have internal benchmarks for sustainability, so we’ll work with you to ensure we meet your specific requirements. We’ve also been certified under Sony’s Green Partner Standards for environmental management along with several other leading environmental programs.

Materials

Today, material considerations often include recycled, recyclable, or renewable material options. Balancing sustainability, aesthetics, durability, and other package performance issues can be challenging. We’ve worked with many customers to find the right balance for their brand and their corporate philosophy. We offer unbiased advice on materials to meet your conservation objectives. We've worked with numerous customers to develop new materials that have the characteristics of plastics but are made from renewable sources. We even maintain an inventory of recycled paper and paperboard for convenience and quick-turns. But of course, we can source and print virtually any material that you choose for your print, packaging, and labels.

Green energy

Transitioning to renewable energy was a logical step in developing our sustainable solutions platform. We're committed to leading the industry with an energy strategy that combines green energy purchases and renewable energy credits for a sustainable energy portfolio. We are an EPA Green Power Partner, ranked among the top printers in the U.S. for green energy use. We power our manufacturing facilities in Dallas, Texas and South Plainfield, New Jersey with 25 percent renewable energy.

Responsible manufacturing

Customers take comfort in knowing that our lean manufacturing practices reduce waste and conserve resources. And they take notice when realizing that you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for sustainability. When working with MPS, you really can have it all.

  • Vegetable-based inks throughout our facilities
  • UV inks specially formulated to contain low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Non-toxic, biodegradable, low-VOC adhesives
  • FoilKote™ and HoloKote™ replace non-recyclable laminated materials