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100% Certified Green-e – Thoro Packaging is improving the environment and building green infrastructure for future generations by switching to green power. This commitment has resulted in reducing the risks associated with climate change and decreased the amount of CO2 by 2,544,000 pounds.
By switching to green power and purchasing the required amount of renewable energy credits, we have met the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Environmentally Responsible Purchasing
The forests are important to us. Thoro Packaging is both FSC and SFI certified and we offer our customers a variety of certified boards, both virgin and recycled. Further more, all of our virgin paperboard suppliers do not utilize any material derived from “Old Growth Forests,” Our supplier’s policy is that all wood fiber must be sourced from managed sustained yield forests.
- Recycled Paperboard Grades
Our suppliers of clay coated news and clay coated kraft paperboard grades, all calipers, are made from 100% recycled content with a maximum of 65% pre-consumer content and a minimum of 20% post-consumer fiber content.
- 100% Certified Green Energy
100% Certified Green-e – Thoro Packaging is improving the environment and reducing the risks associated with climate change by switching to green power. This commitment reduces the amount of CO2 by 2,544,000 pounds and builds green infrastructure for future generations.
- Low VOC's
Clean Air... 100% of Thoro's solvents have 100 grams per liter or less of VOC's. The industry standard is over 500 grams per liter.
- EPA Green Partnership
Thoro Packaging has met the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by purchasing the required amounts of renewable energy credits.
- Vegetable Inks
Vegetable-based inks are partially made with renewable resources such as soy, linseed, and corn. In order for the inks to work well and dry efficiently, vegetable-based inks still contain some amount of petroleum oil; however, from production of the raw materials through the disposal or recycling of the finished product, the negative impact on the environment is significantly minimized.