What You Need to Know About PFAS in Packaging
Picture a world where your favorite non-stick pan, waterproof jacket, and even your fire extinguisher could be harming you and the environment. Unfortunately, this is the reality we face with the widespread use of PFAS. These man-made chemicals have been utilized for their remarkable water and stain-resistant properties. But beneath the surface, there are concerns about the impact of these chemicals on our health and environment.
As a packaging provider, SunDance is dedicated to creating products that are safe for our customers, the environment, and their communities. We are also committed to educating our customers about the importance of choosing safer packaging products. SunDance is proud to be a part of the movement towards PFAS-free products and will continue to innovate new solutions that help our customers reduce their carbon footprint while preserving our planet.
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.
New in Flexible Packaging: Our 100% Recyclable Paper Pouch is Biodegradable, Compostable, and Oh So Lovable
Flexible packaging is universally popular among manufacturers, consumer goods packagers, product marketers, and end-users alike because it offers so many benefits. And just as the stand-up pouch was a milestone in the evolution of flexible packaging, a unique new 100% recyclable paper pouch is leading the transformation to super-green flexible packaging.
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!
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.
Our Dedication to SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental sustainability has been a keystone of SunDance from the beginning.
We take this responsibility seriously, and are always investing in practices that reduce waste, improve our environmental efforts and minimize our carbon footprint. Through every step of the process—from in-house initiatives to outside vendor relationships—we are fully dedicated to being conscientious stewards of our local and global ecosystem.
SunDance Celebrates Earth Day
As Florida’s first Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certified printer, Earth Day holds special meaning for SunDance. In addition to our extensive recycling efforts, which resulted in recycling 7,140 trees’ worth of paper and over 2.9 million gallons of water annually, SunDance continuously implements conservation practices to reduce resource consumption before it reaches the recycling stage. These efficiencies result in not only decreased materials consumption, but also in the time it takes to complete an order. Some of our more recent conservation efforts include the implementation of press automation processes, improved proofing and prepress software, and mailing automation processes. In addition to our recycling and conservation efforts, SunDance reuses and repurposes boxes and packing materials to prevent them from ending up in a landfill. Reduce Reuse Recycle… how SunDance shows its dedication to being responsible stewards of the planet. If you’d like to see more information about SunDance Conversation efforts Click here to see our latest press release.
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.