PLI Receives Green Business Challenge Award
PLI Receives Green Business Challenge Award

Company Engages Employees and Successfully Reduces Waste and Conserves Energy

ST. LOUIS, MO – December, 2019 – PLI (Plasticard-Locktech International LLC) was recently recognized with the St. Louis Green Business Challenge Award from The Missouri Botanical Garden for their participation in the Green Business Challenge at the Apprentice Level. At this level, companies work with a menu of fundamental sustainability policies and practices. Each participant chooses to work on measures that will best advance their business goals and fit with company culture. Services include a training seminar, customized coaching, peer-to-peer learning in a report-out seminar, and the opportunity to network and learn at monthly Challenge programs.

PLI’s Green Initiatives Included –

  • Creating a Green Team composed of employee representatives across all departments
  • Establishing a Waste Coordinator position tofocus on continuous improvement
  • Employee education on sustainability, providing reusable drinkware to employees, eliminating single-use plastics from employee break room
  • Converting to green cleaning products and purchasing office products containingpost-consumer recycled material
  • Implementing a paper and corrugated recycling program – reducing landfill waste by nearly 65%
  • Completing a lighting audit to identify potential energy conserving upgrades and implementing a“Lights Out” checklist program to conserve energy
  • Issuing a no-idling policy at the shipping dock

“We are thrilled at the positive outcomes resulting from PLI’s initiatives to improve sustainability and help protect our environment,” said Craig Ross, Director of Operations, PLI, St. Louis, “and the enthusiasm, dedication and teamwork exhibited by employees to make this happen was truly exemplary. It was a valuable experience all the way around.”

The St. Louis Green Business Challenge supports companies and local government entities’ voluntary efforts to conserve energy and water, reduce waste through recycling and other practices, advance sustainable transportation options, enhance biodiversity on company property, and educate and engage employees around sustainable thinking and practice. To learn more, visit



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