In a memo to distributor partners, CEO Jim Tanner promises ecofriendly changes to product packaging and educational initiatives
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ -- Profile Products is strengthening its commitment to ecofriendly solutions for the environment through a series of initiatives that focus on sustainable production methods and educational outreach.
Most notably, Profile® is replacing all bags and wraps with recycled-content packaging across all product lines, including Erosion and Vegetative Solutions (EVS), Turface®, Golf and Horticulture. The new packaging is going into production immediately, making Profile one of the first in the industry to adopt environmentally friendly packaging for all of its products.
Jim Tanner, the CEO and president of Profile Products, announced the changes in a letter to Profile's distributors.
"By 2020, there will be 20 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills," Tanner said. "We're preventing more plastic from sitting in landfills by using packaging that is as environmentally friendly as the product it holds. We're doing our part to reduce our environmental footprint and we hope others will join us."
In the letter, Tanner also outlined the extensive projects and partnerships Profile has already developed that emphasize environmental stewardship, including:
Restoring the environment through revegetation efforts, including sequestering more than 100 million tons of carbon, creating products that have recycled 3.5 billion pounds of wood and paper, removing 125 million tons of sediment from entering waterways and restoring more than 1.5 million acres of land
Using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified papers and incorporating low/no Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) inks
Partnering with freight providers who emphasize efficiency and sustainability while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions
Providing more than 600 Lunch & Learn seminars a year, impacting more than 10,000 engineers, specifiers and agencies
Launching a plant expansion in Conover, North Carolina that will triple Profile's greenhouse facilities for research and development of ecofriendly products and add on a new 2,500-square-foot training center
ABOUT PROFILE PRODUCTS LLC Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., PROFILE Products LLC offers environmentally sound, site-specific solutions including soil modification, horticultural production, erosion control and plant establishment. As the leading manufacturer of hydraulically-applied mulch and additives, horticulture substrates, as well as biotic and ceramic conditioners to amend soil, Profile offers on-site solutions and consultation to architects, land planners, contractors, developers and municipalities. Their team of agronomists, engineers and industry experts is supported through a worldwide network of experienced distributors. Profile … Solutions for your Environment™. For more information call (800) 508-8681, email: [email protected] or visit www.profileproducts.com.