Tucker Castleberry Recycling Efforts with Paper Waste

Author: Kent Tucker | April 4th, 2022

Although the world is embracing digital communications more each day, paper is still widely used in various mediums. At Tucker Castleberry, we work with a range of clients to handle their printing needs — from catalog and promotional printing to marketing mailings. While we understand that paper may be an ideal way to present products and share ideas, we also understand how crucial sustainability and recycling are to our work. 

We Understand that Paper Waste is a Critical Issue

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, paper and cardboard materials accounted for the most significant component of municipal waste. The total weight of paper waste in 2018 was 67.4 million tons. For perspective, that is the equivalent of over 109,000 Airbus A380 aircraft! Our company seeks to support the printing needs of our clients while still being responsible and taking care of the planet, which is why we make an effort to put a dent in that 67.4 million tons of paper waste with our recycling efforts. 

Our Paper Recycling Process

As we produce printed materials for our customers, we collect all waste paper generated in the process. All of that waste paper is bundled and then prepared for transport. 

Every bundle of paper waste is then sent to a paper recycling facility, where it is processed so it can be turned into new paper products. In 2018, 68.2% of paper waste was reused, making it the highest municipal solid waste product to be recycled, compared to other waste products. At Tucker Castleberry, we are more than proud to contribute to numbers like those as we strive to live up to our three values. 

The first value, integrity, means that we know what is right and do what is right. In this case, recycling paper products is always the right thing to do. The second value is respect. We believe that by leaning into sustainability practices, we show respect to the citizens of this planet by decreasing our environmental footprint. The last value, and likely most relevant, is responsibility. Simply speaking, ensuring that the waste we produce is reused in a responsible manner, allowing us to be conscientious global citizens. 

Since 1949, our family-owned printing and communications team has worked with companies to handle their printing and distribution needs. If you are looking for a company that not only believes in developing superb products and promotions, but also makes sustainability a priority, then we encourage you to consider working with our team. If you’re ready to start the process, we invite you to give us a call at 478-344-3090. 

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