2022 in Review: SunDance Advances Community and Sustainability Efforts
The year 2022 has come and gone! Our team at SunDance is excited to share all we've been able to accomplish this past year. Between our Continuous Improvement Projects (CIPs) and following through with our general sustainability measures, SunDance has been busy! We know from experience it's not easy being green. But we also know it's oh so important.
SunDance Participates in the #CleanEarthChallenge!
As an SGP Partner, we are asked to do a continuous improvement project every year. This year we split our project into 4 individual community focused projects to benefit the environment and the people here in Orange County. Check out our previous coverage on our blood drive event and our school supply drive event.
SunDance Sustainability: Our 2021 SGP Audit
SunDance recently completed an SGP recertification audit, a rigorous process we go through every 2 years. SGP stands for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and is the only print-production specific certification program focused on all aspects of sustainability within a print manufacturing organization. SunDance was the first offset printer in the state of Florida to achieve SGP certification, one of only 62 SGP certified companies in the USA and Canada.
Happy Arbor Day!
Here at SunDance, we’re all about doing our part for the environment. We try to live sustainably. There’s a misconception in the world that we should be shifting away from paper and forest products as climate change looms. However, that kind of thinking is sadly misguided. Trees make oxygen, take in CO2. If climate change is being led by CO2 emissions, we shouldn’t be cutting down trees, right? Well, it’s more complicated than that. We actually have more trees today in the US than 100 years ago, yes, you read that right!
Understanding Recyclable, Biodegradable, and Compostable Packaging
During discussions with current and potential clients, it’s not unusual for brand owners to say they’re looking for Eco-friendly packaging options. In response, we ask the client, “What are your Eco-friendly goals?” Most times, they respond, “I want my packaging to be recyclable.” This answer leads to a deeper discussion about Eco-friendly terms such as recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable in relation to packaging.
In an earlier blog, Recycling, Packaging, and the Environment, we discussed the importance of considering the life cycle of a given type of packaging, especially when clients are looking to reduce landfill waste or create fewer greenhouse gasses. In this post, we’ll analyze Eco-friendly terms and their relationship to packaging options.
Printing Sustainability: Renewing FSC® Certification and Adding SFI® Certification
At SunDance, it’s not enough to just say that we care about sustainability. Sundance has chosen to obtain certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C155908) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and they are integral to our environmental initiatives. Without healthy forests, our environment, society, and the economy would be at serious risk. Learn about these organizations, certifications, and how they’re helping printing companies like SunDance be more sustainable.
SunDance’s Sustainability in 2018: How We’re Making an Impact
At SunDance, we have always been committed to maintaining our environmental sustainability. We recognize the responsibility we have to the planet and strive to ensure we are low-impact throughout the entire designing and printing process.