A Peek Behind The Scenes: Sustainability With Paper Mart

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.

Paper Mart and Revel Energy LED Light Transistion

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.

individual with mask and gloves safely examining an LED light tube

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.

upgrading LED lights in the Paper Mart warehouse with Revel Energy
Paper Mart Warehouse LED Light Transition

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. 

eco friendly Paper Mart food packaging flat lay with palm leaves

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.

FSC® Certified

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

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. 

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