Our full circle approach to sustainability.
Houston Poly takes the same approach to sustainable options and biopolymers that we do with more traditional products: Customization not only better meets your needs, but in doing so, tends to use less material. Less material means a lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for our customers and a lower carbon footprint from sourcing, fabrication, and transportation.
Sustainable Biopolymer Films
Beginning with the End in Mind
Houston Poly is deeply committed to compostable films and believes in their potential to scale when deployed in a targeted and impactful way. Soil biodegradable mulch films and lamination grade films destined for multi-layer compostable food packaging are two such examples that we have heavily invested in. Every major compostable resin supplier is represented at Houston Poly allowing customers to select the mechanical attributes and end of life option most appropriate and cost effective to their application. Our investment in 3 and 5-layer MDO extrusion technologies ensure we deliver high performance film for any application.
As a business we measure true sustainability when an innovation such as compostable films begins to scale and diffuse. We see the steady increase in demand for sustainable products year and we’re inspired when our technology partners have pushed the boundaries of compostable polymers to create new or improve upon existing ones. At Houston Poly, we are committed to supporting and driving sustainable innovation that’s good for our planet and good for business.
Taking Our Own Advice…
For us, sustainability means more than simply providing innovative biopolymers – although that’s an important option for today’s brands. We’ve made a number of changes in our own facility and operations to help us reduce waste, minimize our footprint, and frankly, reduce costs. Sustainability makes good business sense.
These are just a few of the specific steps we’ve taken:
We implemented a baler system to gather and “package” scrap film to be used in our own post-industrial processes or sold on the open market.
We bale all tube and corrugated scrap, sending it to our customers to be re-used in their processes.
We have recycling stations in our plant and office to recycle as many cans, bottles, and paper as possible.
We reuse material that comes into Houston Poly from others to package office and maintenance department shipments, instead of using new material.