With widespread concern and growing federal intervention into greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and other sustainability challenges, more and more universities, schools and government agencies are strengthening their environmental policies and launching earth-friendly initiatives to reduce their carbon footprints.
Many institutions are achieving great strides in this area, in particular by focusing on their paper consumption. They are implementing comprehensive recycling programs and looking for other innovative ways to cut back their usage. Now these organizations can take their efforts one step further, by insisting that the paper and packaging products they DO use be treated with Biolithe.
A Federal Case
Under a new executive mandate, all federal agencies must report on their current progress and develop a strategic action plan to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprints. Using paper and packaging products made with Biolithe can be a cornerstone of these plans, as they can significantly reduce the amount of methane gas that is generated in the landfills when these products break down.
Making the Grade
In a testament to its critical importance and complexity, many educational institutions are now offering degree certification programs in sustainability. At the same time, they are being graded on their own sustainability performance. Many are achieving high marks for their innovative programs, including school-wide recycling, purchasing food from local farms, using renewable energy sources and cutting carbon emissions. Switching to paper and packaging products made with Biolithe can augment those programs significantly.
What You Can Do
Speak to your paper and packaging suppliers, and ask that they consider integrating Biolithe into their production processes. If they refuse, consider finding another vendor. For a list of paper and packaging manufacturers that use Biolithe, click here.
Be sure to let your students, colleagues and clients know about all of your green initiatives. Not only are your earth-friendly efforts good for the planet, but they may inspire other academic and governmental organizations to follow suit.