Sustainability

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Nagel Paper recycles all of the waste paper generated during the manufacturing process.

It seems like today, everyone is promoting eco-friendly practices. At Nagel Paper, however, protecting the earth has been part of our culture for just shy of a century.

Recycling:
We exercise sustainable business through our practice of recycling. Nagel Paper recycles all waste paper that is generated during the manufacturing process. Our recycling efforts include baling internal and customer scrap, and shipping that scrap directly to paper mills for reclamation. Further, we recycle all plastic and metal waste (when possible) that is created in the operation of our facilities.

  • In 2015, the United States recovered more than 52,000 tons of paper. *
    • This saved over 156,000,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
    • Recovery rate: 66.8%

*Courtesy of the American Forest & Paper Association.

Raw Materials:

Nagel Paper utilizes recycled paperboard as the primary raw material in our manufacturing process. We strive to produce the highest quality products, with sustainability always in mind. The University of Southern Indiana provides the following information regarding recycled paper:

  • Each ton (2,000 lbs.) of recycled paper can save:
    • 17 trees
    • 380 gallons of oil
    • Three cubic yards of landfill space
    • 4,000 kilowatts of energy
    • 7,000 gallons of water
  • These statistics represent 64% in energy savings, 58% water savings, and 60 less pounds of air pollution!

The 17 saved trees (mentioned above) can absorb a total of 250 lbs. of carbon dioxide from the air every year. If that same ton of paper (17 trees) were to be burned instead of recycled, 1,500 lbs. of carbon dioxide would be created.

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Recycling doesn’t just help the environment. Our minimal-waste and reclamation culture allows us to maintain the competitive edge necessary to better serve our customers.

Customer Satisfaction
Developing environmentally-friendly products that improve customer satisfaction is our goal. We truly operate with the best processes and methods in mind. We feel good about our efforts to protect the earth, and in-turn, our customers feel good too.