Let’s Make a Difference
S-One Labels & Packaging is committed to helping the industry develop more energy-efficient materials and processes for labeling and packaging to improve sustainability. Our team provides information on environmental, economic, political and cultural factors to our customers and our manufacturing partners to spur innovation and action.
While the indiscriminate use of plastic in many applications has been known to contribute negatively to the environment, some well-intentioned and reputable organizations have expressed legitimate concerns about the use of plastics in packaging and its negative effects on the environment. One thing that is not communicated well is that plastic is among the most energy-efficient packaging options and the one of the lowest carbon footprint methods to save food waste and allow preservation of food beyond preparation.
Packaging materials like paper, glass and some metals often require more fossil fuels or natural elements and more energy in production than plastic. This can result in a higher carbon footprint than plastic. Of the packaging methods and substrates listed above, plastic is the least polluting and power-consuming.
In addition, plastic packaging can increase the shelf-life of the packaged food products and reduce the requirement of preservatives.
Our manufacturing partners are working on expanding existing materials and developing more efficient plastic recycling programs, using recycled materials in production, and developing new-to-the-world technologies to make biodegradable plastics a viable option in packaging.
S-OneLP is working closely with manufacturers to connect them to our customers’ needs, educate them on environmental requirements and passionately work to inform our customers and, in turn, their customers, on how and where to dispose of different kinds of plastic.