In March, Pete Bugas, National Account Manager, was a key note speaker at the Sustainable Packaging Conference in Orlando, Florida. Other companies speaking about efforts to change to more sustainable products included Coca Cola, Dupont and Kraft.
Pete talked about our ground level success of using impregnating wax made from a renewable source, and putting a recycling program into our customers’ building. The response was fantastic and Pete’s efforts are to be commended.
Interstate was in the spotlight as the corrugated company furthest along in the elimination of a petroleum wax based product. IP and Smurfit also presented but spoke about their forestry efforts and ties to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Conferences like these are important to market Interstate’s name and the difference a small company can make.