committed to environmental leadership

Sustainability in packaging is more important than ever with many major brands publishing lofty sustainability goals. As a company, Outlook Group has always been protective of the environment. We go well beyond printing industry standards in minimizing the amount of material utilized in our customers’ packaged products to make their packaging more green. We walk the sustainability talk internally also, continually Implementing operational efficiencies and improving our processes to reduce energy and emissions, raw material usage, and waste.

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SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 

MATERIAL REDUCTION

  • CCNB recycled fiber paperboard
  • Recyclable and Compostable films
 
  • Thin film Pressure Sensitive label structures
  • Liner waste reduction up to 80%
  • Conversion to Flexible packaging
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RECYCLING/LANDFILL AVOIDANCE

 

SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION

  • Recycling programs for source materials
  • Consistent 95-98% of film waste
    converted into fuel pellets
  • 100% paperboard waste recycled
  • Help customers with liner recycling programs
 
  • Integrated contract packaging eliminates
    transport emissions
  • Single-source packaging supplier
  • Re-use of corrugate boxes
  • Pallet exchange

Sustainable products

MICROLINER Thin-Liner LabelsMICROLINER® thin-film label solution

Our customers who utilize MICROLINER labels have reduced their liner waste by up to 80%. And because there are 30-100% more labels on a roll, they also save 15-50% on transportation, warehousing, and employee handling costs, including less down time spent on changeovers.

Full-Service Contract PackagingContract Packaging

Customers who utilize our full-service contract packaging services have reduced their material waste and manufacturing footprint by consolidating suppliers to Outlook Group, thereby resulting in significant freight savings as well as increased speed-to-market.

 


Sustainable practices

Our internal company-wide recycling and energy reduction efforts have yielded:
  • Zero dumpsters outside of our 330,000 sq. ft. printing and packaging facility
  • 95-98% of the waste generated in our facility (by weight) is recycled and or reused
  • Motion-sense LED lighting installed throughout the manufacturing plant and warehouse reduced electrical consumption for lighting by 44%
  • Investment in Prepress equipment this past year has reduced our solvent use in the Flexographic plate making process by over 50%

Sustainability awards


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2019 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment

Because of our ongoing environmental commitment, Outlook Group has been named a 2019 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment (BFOE) by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) in the Sustainability category for demonstrating practices, processes and projects that reduce or minimize pollution and/or contribute to the long term economic, social, and environmental well-being of our business and community. [Read more...]