How Drug Plastics Has Reduced its Carbon Footprint
Since 2015, part of the corporate mission of Drug Plastics has been to create a company that continually strives to reduce its impact on our planet. Not only does this include transitioning our product offering to be made from more sustainable plastic resin options, but it also affects how our manufacturing plants operate on a day-to-day basis. Our goal is to implement programs and take actions that reduce our carbon footprint every year.
We’ve introduced a full line of RecyclePak™ bottles made from mechanically recycled resins and we are now offering virgin resins made through advanced recycling methods. While changes to our products are visible, what we’ve done within our manufacturing plants is less obvious. To that end, we’ve challenged each of our locations to reduce electricity consumption and use power produced through sustainable sources, to reduce water usage, to reduce natural gas usage, and to implement aggressive recycling programs. We’ve summarized our results below.