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Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging Earns One-Year Landfill Free Award

Published on September 1, 2014

Feasterville, PA, USA...Oliver-Tolas’ Feasterville, PA plant has been recognized for its commitment to environmental health with a one-year landfill free award.

Russell Douglas, Oliver-Tolas Vice President of Global Operations and Sonia Berberena, Process Engineer, were presented the award acknowledging Oliver-Tolas’ sustainability efforts by Jason Leck, Vice President of Leck Waste Service. Working with the local waste company, Leck Waste Service, Oliver-Tolas’ Feasterville, PA plant achieved landfill free status in September, 2013.

“Oliver-Tolas was pushing to go landfill free before it became mainstream. It was Oliver-Tolas’ determination to protect our environment and reduce its carbon footprint that accelerated our program to expand our waste services to include more sustainable options for our customers.” according to Leck.

“We have a responsibility to our employees, the community and the world to reduce our impact on the environment and that includes eliminating waste sent to landfills,” said Douglas. “We continually expand our sustainability efforts and challenge our entire team to come up with ideas to lessen our impact on the environment. We plan to take what we learned in this facility and apply the template to our other global facilities.”

Oliver-Tolas’ global sustainability team promotes energy and waste reduction, and recycling and waste-to-fuel programs to reduce the carbon footprint at all facilities. Programs include:

  • Diverting all waste from landfills through recycling manufacturing and office waste, and waste-to-fuel processing
  • Initiating energy savings in production facilities with installation of energy-efficient lighting management systems
  • Purchasing office products made from recycled materials
  • Reducing all waste
  • Waste recovery of energy from manufacturing utilized for facility heat

About Oliver-Tolas

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging is a leading supplier of sterile-grade die-cut lid, roll stock, and pouch products to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Manufacturing operations are located in Grand Rapids, MI; Feasterville, PA; Hamilton, OH and Venray, the Netherlands. Sales offices are located throughout the United States, Europe and China.

For more information, contact:

Jody Beeck
Product and Marketing Manager
Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging
616-456-7711, extension 7209

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