Outlook Group Wins Two Awards for Sustainable Packaging and Environmental Practices

Outlook Group's President, Kevin Hayes, receiving award from Rosalyn Bandy (left), TLMI Vice President of Sustainability, and Calvin Frost (right), Founder and Chairman of Channeled Resources Group, who the award was named after.

Neenah, WI – November 6, 2019 - Outlook Group has earned two prestigious sustainability awards with a combination of products and processes that reduce environmental impact, including its ultra-thin pressure sensitive labels, custom contract packaging services, and landfill diversion practices.

TLMI 2019 Calvin Frost Environmental Leadership AwardWisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Business Friend of the Environment Award

The Tag and Label Manufacturer’s Institute (TLMI) bestowed the label and packaging converter with its 2019 Calvin Frost Environmental Leadership Award while Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) recognized Outlook Group as a 2019 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment.

Outlook Group's MICROLINER Thin-liner label solutionOutlook Group’s proprietary MICROLINER® ultra-thin film pressure sensitive labels has reduced customers’ material consumption by as much as 80%, and the PET film material can be used in waste-to-energy programs. Additionally, with more labels on a roll, end users not only reduce their carbon footprint with MICROLINER labels, but also realize 15-50% savings on transportation, warehousing, and employee handling costs associated with labeling their products.

TLMI Vice President of Sustainability, Rosalyn Bandy, said, “MICROLINER was a prominent standout in Outlook’s submission as an option to help their customers with their own sustainability goals.”

Outlook Group's custom Contract Packaging servicesFor the contract packaging market, Outlook Group simplifies the complexity in bringing a product to market – through expert engineering consultation, on-site printing, packaging, and distribution – delivering real sustainable savings. Outlook Group's customized Contract Packaging services have reduced product and material waste by 13% for one healthcare customer while an OTC customer has condensed its supply chain footprint from eight touch points to one with Outlook Group’s strategic services.

Outlook Group diverts 95-98% of the process waste generated at its manufacturing plant in Neenah, Wisconsin from going to landfill. As a manufacturer of paper and film labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons, there are numerous waste streams running through the 330,000 square-foot headquarters. Fiber materials are collected and recycled into new paper products. Plastics, matrix waste, and laminated materials are separated and sent to a waste-to-energy partner to be extruded into fuel pellets and sold back into the energy grid.

Said Outlook Group President, Kevin Hayes, “Our success story reflects our continued commitment to environmental protection and reducing our carbon footprint. We are honored to be given these awards among the many other companies nominated and especially grateful to our employees––who live out our sustainability goals every day––and our clients who lean on us to help make their packaging more sustainable.”

Learn more about Outlook Group's sustainable products and efforts to reduce environmental impact.

About Outlook Group LLC
With over 40 years’ experience in custom product packaging, direct marketing, and printing, Outlook Group Packaging & Printing Solutions understands clients’ needs and how to support their supply chains. OG serves customers in the food and beverage, private label, personal care, consumer healthcare packaging, consumer products, and contract packaging markets with innovative packaging solutions including labels, shrink sleeves, folding cartons, flexible packaging, fulfillment, and contract packaging solutions. In addition to the G7 Master Printer Certification, Outlook Group is ISO 13485:2003 certified for Medical Device Packaging, has earned SQF Level 2 for Safe Quality Food Packaging, is GMP compliant, and FDA registered as a food and drug packaging facility. Outlook Group has two facilities located in Neenah, WI. For more information, please contact us at 920-722-2333 | www.outlookgroup.com

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