Multi Packaging Solutions Gets Greener
NEW YORK—Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. (MPS), a leader in print, packaging, and merchandising solutions for the cosmetics, healthcare, horticulture, multi-media, and value-added consumer markets, expands its commitment to sustainable solutions with a switch to 25 percent green energy at its Dallas, Texas and South Plainfield, N.J. manufacturing facilities.
Recognizing the importance of environmental stewardship, MPS has worked over the last several years to develop earth-friendly products, technologies, and manufacturing processes. They operate the most extensive FSC-certified print and packaging network in the U.S.; manage a recycling program for production scrap; and have a formalized Lean manufacturing program to reduce waste and conserve energy.
MPS is now turning to its supply chain to lower its carbon footprint with electricity powered by renewable energy. By purchasing 25 percent green energy, the company will reduce its annual carbon dioxide emissions by over 1,200 metric tons, which equates to eliminating 1,200 tons of coal or 114,042 gallons of gasoline each year. Based on the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, this reduction is the equivalent of removing 245 passenger vehicles from the road or reducing the demand for “brown energy” to power 155 homes annually.
“Our transition to renewable energy is the next logical step in developing our sustainable solutions platform,” said Dennis Kaltman, president of MPS. “We can now help customers layer sustainable features into their products, including recycled, recyclable, or renewable materials, chain-of-custody certifications, responsible manufacturing practices, and a lower carbon footprint.”
MPS enlisted The Walker Group, a real estate and energy solutions provider to help identify better ways to manage its energy portfolio, including identifying hidden costs in its current contracts, transitioning to green energy, and locking-in attractive rates through mid-2012.