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Ossie Bladine  |  obladine@newsregister.com

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BING: Choosing a Sustainable Vendor Reflects Your Values

At Rose City Label, sustainability is a key part of our company culture. Everything we do is shaped by the goal of reducing our environmental footprint. You can feel good partnering with a company that takes positive steps each day to help our Earth. Where you buy your beer labels is a reflection of your commitment to sustainability, so please consider the environmental impact along with price, quality and delivery time when choosing a vendor. Sustainability isn’t just a fad at Rose City Label — it’s been a core element of our philosophy from the beginning. Here are just a few examples of how we’re adhering to those values:


One-Hundred Percent Wind Power
All of our equipment is powered by wind. We had the option to purchase a fraction of our power from this renewable source, but like most things related to Rose City Label, we went all in! Using wind is a statement to our employees and customers that the Earth matters to us.


Water Wash Printing Plates
We were pioneers in this new printing-plate technology. Rose City Label etches all of our printing plates with soap and water — no more solvents in the process! The machine uses a very light detergent that slightly increases the pH of the warm water, but it’s free of odors and chemicals. Plates are made faster and the print resolution is higher. It’s been a great upgrade for us.


Employee Sustainability Projects
Each quarter, we meet with our entire team to review our progress on our sustainability scorecard. We celebrate individual employee accomplishments like bicycle commuting, recycling at home and reusing our excess pallets. One staff member even used old pallets to make garden planter boxes.


Recycling Pallet Wrap With Local Grocery Store
Our label stock comes in on large pallets — plastic wrap protects the material on each delivery. This plastic is not recyclable using conventional methods. Since the composition of this plastic is similar to that of plastic grocery bags, we reached out to our local grocery store. Fred Meyer was happy to partner with us. We drop off bags of clear plastic film each week to be included with the supermarket’s plastic recycling program. This is diverting tons (literally) of plastic from the landfill! 


A Way of Life and Business
Hopefully this commitment is as important to you and your company as it is to us. If you have questions, please contact us. We are happy to help our customers and friends on their green journey.  We work hard to make our company better in many ways.  Balancing people, profit and planet —that is how we roll! •

 

 


 

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