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At PLI our aim is to support your sustainability initiatives and to help identify new and innovative opportunities to answer the call for cleaner and more sustainable practices and products. We are committed to taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and to address sustainability throughout the life cycle of the products we bring to market.

Sustainability in the Card Manufacturing Industry:  

Five years ago, less than 2% of cards were produced on paper. Fast forward to today where we are now over 35%.  The card manufacturing industry recognizes the importance to adopt sustainable practices, and we are here to help further sustainability progress within the industry. Our internal experts are here to help guide, educate and explore options with you. 

Sustainable Sourcing: 

The product life cycle begins long before you issue a purchase order. We aim to make continuous progress in reducing environmental impact across our supply chain and reducing the environmental impact of the products you purchase. We have successfully qualified and transitioned many of our commonly used raw materials to more sustainable options. 

Sustainability

We offer multiple material options: 

  • ActionCoat 
  • PLUS, many more earth-friendly inks, treatments, and packaging 

What We Are Doing: 

Across our business, many of our conservation strategies are grounded in the areas of Sourcing, Operations, Product Offerings and Quality Control.  

Environmentally Conscious Operations 

  • Proudly FSC® multi-site Chain-of-Custody certified (FSC® C107074) 
  • Proud EPA SmartWay® Transport Partner 
  • All pre-consumer PVC waste is recycled 
  • Energy efficient lighting and HVAC with motion sensors or timers in all our plants 
  • State-of-the-art digital printing presses lends to significantly less waste than the traditional 
  • All post-consumer paper waste is recycled
  • Recycle bins are located throughout the plant for employee post-consumer disposal 

Our production facility in Chesterfield, Missouri was recognized with the St. Louis Green Business Challenge Award from the Missouri Botanical Garden for its participation in the Green Business Challenge. 

Make us Your Sustainability Partner  

Part of sustainability is building products that last and perform flawlessly, but even the best products will eventually outlive their value or need replacement. That’s why PLI delivers product solutions and marketing support with product end-of-life in mind. View the sustainable solutions available when you partner with PLI.