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 compostable and 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 Used Saved per Ton Saved Compared to Virgin Kraft
288.97 24 trees/ton 6,935 Trees saved from the axe
12 Tons GHG* 3,648 Tons of GHG* sequestered from the environment
0.50 GHG* ton 144 GHG* tons not emitted
27 water m3/ton 7,682 m3 water saved
7023 water US gallons/ton 2,029,481 US gallons water saved
16.77 energy saved gj/ton 4,845 Giga Joules energy not consumed
5.97 # Tons for Energy equivalent Households saved 48 Number of homes heated and powered on the energy saved
0.570 particulate ton/ton 165 Tons of air particulate not emitted
5.00 diverted landfill yds3/ton 1,445 yds3 diverted from landfill
0.040 diverted from landfill yds3/ton 12 Truck loads diverted from landfill (double this number for Municipal garbage trucks)

*Greenhouse Gases

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