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Sustainability is in Our Nature

At Atlantic, we recognize the monumental impact that packaging and materials have on the global environment. For this reason, we strive every day to provide packaging solutions that meet our customer’s performance expectations, while helping them reach and exceed their sustainability objectives.

Our approach to sustainability goes beyond the environmentally friendly products we provide; it’s ingrained in our culture of continuous improvement and our commitment to market-leading innovation that drives sustainability forward. Take a look at the many ways Atlantic Packaging contributes to Sustainability.

Atlantic is synonymous with sustainability as we have built a name, reputation, and trust with our partners and customers who know and value our commitment to the environment. We build long-term relationships with our customers and partners who value our drive for sustainability and preservation. Sustainability for us is not an ad-hoc idea that is implemented from time to time. Our business is built and thrives on sustainable solutions. It is systematic, formal, and fully integrated into our activities. Our practices are eco-efficient that aim to reduce waste products as we encourage our partners to adopt a more eco-conscious thought process through our solutions.

We have partnered up with food chains, restaurants, and grocery outlets with huge packaging requirements and we aim to meet these challenges purely through sustainable initiatives and ideologies. We help reduce the carbon footprint of our clients as well. Our solutions always aim towards environmental preservation. We minimize any activity that has a negative environmental impact. Our sustainable manufacturing allows us to leave a positive impact socially, environmentally, and economically. This is what drives us forward!

Sustainable Packaging
Products

Atlantic’s 100% recycled corrugated packaging products offer customers a truly sustainable packaging option. Compared to paper packaging products made from virgin fibers, choosing to use recycled packaging not only saves trees, but also saves water, energy, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of our commitment to the environment, Atlantic’s paper mills only manufacture 100% recycled paper used to manufacture corrugated packaging products. We do not use the virgin pulp as all our raw materials are obtained by recycling discarded boxes. We follow a fully integrated protocol.

Saviour of 14 Million
Trees Every Year

Saviour of 14 Million Trees Every Year
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How Sustainable is Your Packaging?

The packaging choices you make have a significant impact on the environment. When you choose 100% recycled corrugated packaging products, you’re making a choice to reduce your overall environmental footprint. Choosing recycled corrugated vs Virgin paper products reduces the number of mature trees that are harvested and in turn positively affects key environmental factors like water and energy usage and diverts packaging waste from landfills.

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MATURE TREES SAVED FROM BEING CUT DOWN
24 Mature trees saved from being cut down.
Tons of Green House Gas
12 Tons of Green House Gas (GHG) removed from the environment.
Gallons of water saved
7023 Gallons of water saved.
Bottles of water
53164 bottles of water (500 ml).
Giga Joules of energy saved
16.77 Giga Joules of energy saved.
Homes provided with heating
5.97 homes provided with heating and cooling for a full year.
Cubic yards of waste diverted from landfill
5 cubic yards of waste diverted from landfill.
Municipal garbage trucks
0.04 Municipal garbage trucks.
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Sustainability Through Innovation

If you’re not innovating, you’re not moving forward. That’s why innovation is a cornerstone at Atlantic. Our team is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve our processes, our designs, our systems, and of course, our products.

Through innovation, we’ve been able to significantly impact our corporate sustainability and help our customers achieve their environmental objectives. Our SmartCorr high-performance lightweight recycled paper is a great example of Atlantic innovation driving sustainability.

All new ideas and innovations that we brainstorm need to be powered by Sustainability. We always implement ideas that are high on the sustainability index. We ensure our activities and actions leave behind a greener planet. We are market leaders when it comes to delivering sustainable solutions. We aim to increase our operational efficiency all the while reducing our carbon footprint and waste.

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Sustainable Design

Corrugated packaging is versatile and allows each package to be specifically engineered to maximize performance and merchandising throughout its supply chain while minimizing material and its carbon footprint.

Our experienced structural design team is skilled at designing packaging that is efficient while meeting our customers’ performance specifications. We work with our customers early in the design process, developing ideas that make sense, designing reusable packaging whenever possible.

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Renewable Energy & Resources

As recycled paper manufacturers, it is critical we manage and minimize our use of precious resources like water and energy.

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Saves 4 Billion Gallon Every Year
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Water

Choosing 100% recycled corrugated packaging products, compared to virgin fiber paper, saves more than 4 billion gallons of water per year. That’s enough to fill more than 6,000 Olympic size swimming pools. In addition, we look for ways to further reduce our freshwater consumption. Here are just a few of the things we do at Atlantic to reduce our water usage:

  • We have water recycling, steam capture, and condensation recovery programs at all of our paper mills
  • We recycle the water used in our pulping process to reduce our freshwater requirements
  • Wastewater from our plants is treated until it meets or exceeds all sewer bylaw requirements making sure no contaminants are discharged into sewers

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Save power more than 95,500 homes
Save power more than 95,500 homes

Energy

We recognize that manufacturing is an energy-intensive business and we’re dedicated to minimizing our energy use in all facets of our company. From running our Mills as energy-efficiently as possible to encouraging employees to live more sustainable work and personal lives, we’re focused on reducing energy use.

  • We have two full-time energy managers as part of our team
  • We utilize biogas production and recovery
  • We are partners in a cogeneration facility in Whitby, helping to produce electricity for Ontario
  • Our paper mills use high-efficiency motors, minimizing the amount of energy used
  • Over the past few years, we have updated all of the lightings in our facilities to high-efficiency lighting, reducing our lighting energy consumption by nearly 50%
  • We installed solar panels on the rooftops of three of our facilities, helping to further generate power

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Reducing Green House Gas Emissions (GHG)

Choosing to use 100% recycled corrugated packaging products releases fewer emissions than virgin fiber products. The total Green House Gas emissions eliminated through Atlantic’s use and production of recycled packaging is approximately 324,900 tons per year, which equates to keeping 108,300 cars off the road.

Energy efficiency plays a big role in reducing Atlantic’s GHG emissions, but we don’t stop there. Transportation is a large part of our business, and to reduce the number of emissions associated with transportation, we’ve aimed to make sure that over 90% of our paper fiber comes from domestic sources, minimizing the distance our trucks travel. For the 5 years starting 2010, we have tracked our GHG intensity reduction to be 11%.

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Recycling

Recycling

Recycling plays an important role in Atlantic’s sustainability initiatives. As a manufacturer of 100% recycled paper, we process the equivalent of 50% of what is collected in Ontario’s blue box program. The fiber we process keeps more than 22,800 trucks worth of material out of landfills.

Certifications

Atlantic is proud to have FSC® certification at all of our box plants and paper mills.

System Certification
FSC
Sustainable Forestry initiative
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First-Ever Canadian Green Loan

Atlantic Packaging and BMO have come together to build a more sustainable future. Atlantic Packaging is Canada’s first-ever recipient of a labelled Green Loan. BMO acted as Co-Lead, Joint Bookrunner, and Co-Green Structuring Agent on the Green Loan. This innovative product will see loan proceeds used to support projects with environmental benefits. Through this partnership, Atlantic and BMO aim to redefine sustainability. In order to make a positive impact on the environment, the proceeds will be used to finance Atlantic’s construction of a new 100% recycled containerboard facility. BMO and Atlantic are proud to be partners at a time when sustainability is no longer a choice but a need of the hour. Together, we pave the way for a greener future!

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Sustainability Partnerships

Our mission to be a sustainable company goes beyond the walls of Atlantic. We pride ourselves on working with vendors and suppliers that have sustainable objectives and practices entrenched into their organizations.

We also work with sustainability-focused organizations and associations like PPEC, FSC, Fibre Box Association, the Carbon Farmer, and the AICC, helping to drive industry and social sustainability initiatives.

A Culture of Sustainability

To succeed in our sustainability initiatives, we strive to have every Atlantic team member involved in and work towards minimizing our environmental footprint. Sustainability is a never-ending commitment, and we infuse sustainable practices into every facet of our organization. We take pride in educating our employees on sustainable practices, so they can make a difference both at work and in their personal lives.

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