by | Mar 3, 2022 | General, News & Events, Packaging Trends, Sustainable Packaging, Uncategorized

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has recognized Outlook Group with a 2020 Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Award. Based in Neenah, Wisconsin, Outlook Group is a manufacturer of flexible packaging, folding cartons, pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeve labels. The company diverts more than 95% of manufacturing waste from going to landfills, either by recycling fiber and other materials or by sending laminated films, pressure-sensitive label material, matrix waste and release liner to their Waste-to-Energy (WTE) partners.

Outlook Group is one of fifteen recognized by the state department amongst a mix of businesses, nonprofits and local governments. The Wisconsin DNR has four award categories within its Recycling Excellence recognition program including Overall Program, Projects and Initiatives, Innovation and Special Events. Outlook Group was chosen as a Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Award winner because of its overall robust and constantly improving landfill diversion program, and for demonstrating a commitment to improving its already sophisticated recycling scheme.

“This year marks the 30th anniversary of Wisconsin’s landmark recycling law, which has encouraged ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ since 1990,” said Brad Wolbert, DNR Waste and Materials Management Program Director. “This year’s winners exemplify outstanding recycling and diversion practices, which we hope others will emulate.”

Outlook Group bins for all the material flowing through our facility in Neenah

Brian Conrad, Outlook Group, Market Development Director, says, “We are proud to be recognized by Wisconsin’s DNR for our landfill diversion efforts. It is meaningful to all of our stakeholders – employees, customers, vendors and our community – to demonstrate environmental stewardship. We are excited to leverage our leadership position in sustainable packaging to accelerate our customers’ efforts to reduce their packaging supply chains’ impact on the environment.”

The official Wisconsin DNR press release can be found here: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/39021  

Recycling Resources: 
DNR Recycling https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Recycling 

Outlook Group: Diverting Packaging Waste From Landfills https://www.outlookgroup.com/og-news/diverting-packaging-waste-from-landfills 

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