Here at Paper Mart, we’re always looking for ways to adjust, improve, and move towards a positive future. Whether we do this through the way we organize our sample rooms or through the products we stock, we’re always striving to improve.
One of our long-term goals is to become more climate positive by elevating our product offerings to include eco-friendly materials as well as upgrading our everyday life in the offices and warehouse. Today, we’re going to give you a little peek into how we’ve been working towards a greener future.
Upgrading The Paper Mart Offices With LED Lights
One of the steps we’ve recently taken towards becoming climate positive is through the small switch of a lightbulb. The difference was illuminating! By merely switching our everyday light sources to energy efficient bulbs, we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 62 percent. Here’s a look into our LED light transition journey.
The Challenge: Tackling Our 10 ½ Acre Facility
When it comes to energy consumption, one of the biggest challenges we face is the sheer size of our office and warehouse space. Overall, our space is 10-1/2 acres with two buildings, a large warehouse that houses 26,000+ products, and a 3-story office building that accommodates 250+ employees. Needless to say, the scope of this project proved to be huge.
The Solution: Optimizing Our Energy Consumption
To help streamline the project, we partnered with local business, Revel Energy to create a solution custom to our needs to help lessen our carbon emissions and optimize our energy consumption.
Elevating Our Product Selection With Eco-Friendly Materials
Another major aspect of our business that we’re excited to share is within our product offerings. For 100 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to stocking a wide variety of quality packaging products. Indicators of quality that we look out for include the durability, overall construction, and design of a product.
Certifications Matter: We Stock Our Products Consciously
Another indicator of quality that we look for is a product’s certifications. To us, certifications help provide a reassurance that these products have been consciously designed and produced. Here are a couple eco-friendly certifications to look out for within our product offerings.
Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ensures that the products produced come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Explore FSC® Certified
Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified
To be certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) means that the products have been verified to successfully biodegrade completely, safely, and with no residue when composted in a large facility. BPI is the only third-party verification of ASTM standards for compostable products in North America.
Discover Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified
- Molded Fiber Divided Hinged Lid Containers
- Kraft Tin Tie Bags With Biodegradable Liner
- Bio-Plus ® Earth Kraft Take-Out Boxes
Paper Mart’s Commitment To Going Green
Through adjustments like transitioning to energy efficient resources, we’re moving towards a more sustainable future and we’re looking forward to making more positive change. From consciously sourcing eco-friendly packaging supplies like recycled and post-consumer cardboard and biodegradable void fill to providing helpful advice like how to recycle bubble mailers, if you’re looking for ways to go green, we’ve got you covered. Stay tuned to our blog for more Paper Mart updates, tips for small businesses, product features, and DIY inspiration.