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
Innovations in biopolymers include commercially compostable bags, soil biodegradable films, home compostable bags, and even marine biodegradable films. These films may be used on their own, or used as part of a multi-layer laminate, all depending on the application. You might be surprised at the options you have to create the business and environmental impact you want.
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.