Sustainability

Sustainability 

Central to Lapaco’s culture is our care and concern for the environment. Our products and processes are designed to minimize the impact on the environment. Lapaco continuously reviews internal processes to eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption and produce products in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way. When choosing our suppliers, Lapaco is intent on working only with those partners who care as much about the environment as we do.

Lapaco insures our commitment to a green future by participating with third parties to audit our processes and targeted products. These organizations help guide our efforts to manage and execute our plan for sustainability.

Lapaco’s Key Initiatives to Minimize our Impact on the Environment:

  • Reducing emissions into the environment
  • Following a rigorous recycling and waste management program
  • Partnering with suppliers who have a plan for sustainability and make it a priority to lessen their footprint on the environment

Lapaco’s Products:

 

  • All of Lapaco’s Doilies, Bake cups, Placemats and Napkins are 100% biodegradable
  • Most of the papers we use contain recycled fibers up to 100%
  • Lapaco uses water-based flexographic ink in our napkin printing process which results in no emissions (VOC) into the environment
  • Some napkin products are made with 100% recycled paper, chlorine free fiber and more than 65% post-consumer content
  • Lapaco’s dinner and beverage napkins are 100% biodegradable and feature the following statement:

Lapaco’s Packaging:

 

  • All of Lapaco’s corrugate cases are 100% recycled and 100% recyclable
  • As a result of the choices we have made in our corrugate cases we have saved the following:
Tons of New Forest Raw Material UsedSaved per TonSaved Compared to Virgin Kraft
288.9724trees/ton6,935Trees saved from the axe
12Tons GHG*3,648Tons of GHG* sequestered from the environment
0.50GHG* ton144GHG* tons not emitted
27water m3/ton7,682m3 water saved
7023water US gallons/ton2,029,481US gallons water saved
16.77energy saved gj/ton4,845Giga Joules energy not consumed
5.97# Tons for Energy equivalent Households saved48Number of homes heated and powered on the energy saved
0.570particulate ton/ton165Tons of air particulate not emitted
5.00diverted landfill yds3/ton1,445yds3 diverted from landfill
0.040diverted from landfill yds3/ton12Truck loads diverted from landfill (double this number for Municipal garbage trucks)

*Greenhouse Gases

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