02 Jul Ronpak joins Two Sides
Two Sides North America –
Two Sides is well known in the paper industry as a valuable contributing partner in promoting the environmental story that paper has to tell the eco-conscious consumer.
As an organization, they work with global graphic communications, paper, and paper-based packaging companies in an ongoing effort to promote the sustainability of printed paper and to dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical, and sustainable packaging and communications medium.
Ronpak recently joined Two Sides as a partner with an aligning mission: a commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes that demonstrate how paper products remain the best medium for marketing solutions as well as graphic industries and paper-based packaging. Ronpak believes that paper-based packaging occupies a strategic position in bringing understanding of the value of sustainability, so the decision to join Two Sides was an obvious next step.
Commitment to Our Customers –
Each Ronpak customer, whether new or long-term, has particular conditions that must be met to satisfy their sustainability requirements. Ronpak takes these requirements seriously and works with each customer to meet their individual needs. Being a member of Two Sides demonstrates Ronpak’s commitment to being a sustainable company and shows a desire to encourage positive environmental action across the paper packaging industry.
Education regarding sustainability is extremely important for all paper industries and its value extends to the consumer of paper products, as well. The eco-conscious customer may be misled by false claims from an unscrupulous manufacturer. The term “greenwashing” is used to describe misleading claims such as “go paperless,” “go green-don’t print,” and “save the trees-don’t print.” These campaigns are often seen and followed, even though they have no basis in fact.
While greenwashing isn’t an issue Ronpak typically has to address, every consumer needs to fully understand the truth of how trees are used and replenished within the paper industry. In North America, sustainable forest practices, forest certification, and government regulations require mandatory regeneration so that harvested areas continue to produce forests for the long term. Currently, paper-based packaging is responsible for more than 50% of the products on supermarket shelves. It is not only made of recycled material, but it can also be recycled and has an excellent environmental track record. In short, paper is among the most efficient and environmentally friendly packaging on the planet.
“Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (1987 World Commission on Environment and Development)
PAPER BASED PACKAGING IS NOT ONLY MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIAL, IT CAN ALSO BE RECYCLED AND HAS AN EXCELLENT ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD.
Today, more than half of the products on supermarket shelves are packaged in recycled paperboard.
Paperboard Packaging Council
Leading the Industry –
Ronpak is seeking to lead the way for paper packaging companies by providing all customers with packaging solutions that are responsive, scalable, and remain true to each customer’s requirements. The Ronpak team believes in setting an example that shows the importance of paper in the continuous improvement of how we package everything from food and drink to clothing, and household goods, and everything in-between.
A commitment to exceeding customer expectations while striving for sustainability in all areas remains the foundation on which Ronpak will continue to grow.