Use of 100% recycled corrugate by Company saved 57,384 trees in 2011
TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, and Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd, one of Canada’s largest producers of paper and plastic packaging, today announced that Atlantic Packaging has awarded the Company its 2011 Certificate of Environmental Sustainability Award.
The Certificate of Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes companies that are committed to sustainable packaging practices. In 2011, Nestlé Waters Canada used 100% recycled corrugated trays and pads supplied by Atlantic Packaging for its domestic waters, saving the equivalent of 57,384 mature trees – enough to cover 30 football fields. This usage also represents the equivalent diversion of approximately 95.6 truckloads of waste that would have been otherwise destined for landfill.
“Atlantic Packaging congratulates the supply chain group at Nestle Waters Canada on this recognition and commends the Company for its commitment to the environment through sustainable packaging practices,” said Dave Boles, President, Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. “We’d also like to thank Nestlé Waters Canada for its continuing and very determined efforts to recycle the corrugated containers used in its facilities. Last year, the Company diverted 96% of this valuable commodity from landfill.”
“We are very pleased to be recognized by Atlantic Packaging for our use of 100% recycled corrugated containers in our product packaging,” said John Zupo, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. “This decision on our part is a testament to the passion, hard work and environmental commitment of our supply chain group towards finding ways to incorporate recycled corrugate into our products, further reducing our carbon footprint.”
About Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd.
Established in 1945, Atlantic Packaging has become one of Canada’s largest producers of paper and plastic packaging. With 20 manufacturing and distribution facilities across Canada, each and every one of the Company’s 1,500-plus employees understands the importance of Atlantic Packaging’s legacy and will do whatever it takes to ensure the Company preserves its history of customer excellence and environmental responsibility.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.atlantic.ca or contact:
Senior Vice President, Corrugated
Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd.
Telephone: (416) 298-8101
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:
John B. Challinor II APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestlé Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370