Par-Pak Ltd. wins industry award for sustainability
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
July 12, 2010, BRAMPTON, Ont. – Par-Pak Ltd, a manufacturer of rigid plastic containers, is a co-recipient of the inaugural Plastics Stewardship Award presented by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), for its extensive efforts in recycling and energy conservation.
The award recognizes companies that have contributed to the enhancement of the Canadian plastic industry’s stewardship and sustainability. Contributions may be in the areas of product development, reprocessing, energy recovery from waste, conservation and responsible use of resources.
Since 2007, Par-Pak has made significant improvements to their operations to reduce its effect on the environment, including: retrofitting all lighting fixtures in the office and production area with high efficient units with some areas controlled by motion sensors to turn off lights when not occupied – energy reduction is estimated as much as 65 per cent; reduction in truck travel by as much as 75 per cent, resulting in carbon footprint reduction by 50 tonnes per year; reduction of water usage by 50 per cent in production plants through a new water cooling system (closed loop) allowing for reusing of water and thus reducing water consumption; and becoming the first Canadian plastics manufacturer to invest in equipment to process post-consumer PETE flake into thermo-formed containers approved for food contact.
Park-Pak president Sajjad Ebrahim accepted the award at the CPIA general meeting and awards celebration on June 3 at the Toronto Congress Centre. He said that Par-Pak is honoured to receive this award and thanked the Par-Pak team for their hard work that made this happen.
Par-Pak Ltd is a designer and manufacturer of rigid plastic containers with manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Par-Pak is a leader in plastic food packaging serving the grocery, bakery, deli and foodservice markets.