A S.U.R.E way to save 8000 trees every year.

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STL is committed to fostering a greener future by adopting sustainable, resource -friendly packaging practices.

What does it take to save 8000 trees every year? It turns out, just a small shift in perspective.

It’s no surprise that our resources are under threat from overuse, though you might not know that a major player contributing to this phenomenon is industrial packaging, that uses one-time use cardboard packaging. Alarmed by the increasingly dire reports of the far reaching environmental impact of packaging across the globe STL has made a move towards being part of the solution instead of the problem, moving away from traditional packaging for our products towards a more sustainable options.

To this end STL has already replaced the norm of one-time-use corrugated cardboard boxes with high-density polyethylene corrugated (HDPE) ones, which are continuously recycled. We go a step further to ensure that the boxes are returned and reused.

The company has adopted a clean, lean and green approach to creating a responsible supply chain. Our Sustainability, User-Friendly, Reliable and Efficient (S.U.R.E) packaging is just one initiative to achieving our vision. Driven by a firm belief in the 5Rs (Remove, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) we designed a process to sustain this environmentally responsible supply chain. The well-defined process included forming a focused team with internal and external members; applying scientific techniques; implementing ideas and actions across locations and finally verifying results and continuously improving outcomes.

What does it take to save 8000 trees every year? It turns out, just a small shift in perspective.

It’s no surprise that our resources are under threat from overuse, though you might not know that a major player contributing to this phenomenon is industrial packaging, that uses one-time use cardboard packaging. Alarmed by the increasingly dire reports of the far reaching environmental impact of packaging across the globe STL has made a move towards being part of the solution instead of the problem, moving away from traditional packaging for our products towards a more sustainable options.

To this end STL has already replaced the norm of one-time-use corrugated cardboard boxes with high-density polyethylene corrugated (HDPE) ones, which are continuously recycled. We go a step further to ensure that the boxes are returned and reused.

The company has adopted a clean, lean and green approach to creating a responsible supply chain. Our Sustainability, User-Friendly, Reliable and Efficient (S.U.R.E) packaging is just one initiative to achieving our vision. Driven by a firm belief in the 5Rs (Remove, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) we designed a process to sustain this environmentally responsible supply chain. The well-defined process included forming a focused team with internal and external members; applying scientific techniques; implementing ideas and actions across locations and finally verifying results and continuously improving outcomes.

STL also has identified initiative through external collaboration. Together with our external partners, we diagnosed the problems with materials, subsequently changed materials and process and finally improved packaging practices and better utilization of resources.

STL has optimized the design of spools to reduce the weight and re-foaming for reuse to reduce the annual consumption of plastic. Furthermore, all our wood or paper-based packaging is recycled.

And the results show. Our combined cross plant initiatives have thus far save 4,300 metric tonnes of wood and paper, and 830 metric tonnes of plastic – the equivalent of saving approximately 8000 trees. We have also succeeded in reducing the emission of CO2 by 5,300 metric tonnes. Another feather in our cap is two of our units reporting 100% sustainable packaging (reuse and recycle) for inbound materials.and we’re not done yet. Our next move is to work with our customers to bring in 100% sustainability for outbound packaging. At STL we are continuously working on new methods to foster sustainability and create more value for our customers.

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