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Sustainability Options

Sustainable Packaging

Doran & Ward Packaging offers some of the best environmentally friendly packaging options.

biodegradable films

Recyclable and biodegradable films

100% PCW

100% post-consumer waste (PCW) paper stock

sustainable packaging

100% recycled board grades

water based ink

Water and vegetable-based ink systems

environmental suppliers

Partnerships with environmentally friendly suppliers

Benefits of Sustainable Packaging

Buying products that are eco-friendly is increasingly important to our customers as well as their customers. Everyone wants to do their part to reduce their footprint and we are no exception.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Increase your company's sales and attract more customers by providing sustainable packaging solutions that can improve your brand image.
  • Green packaging reduces your carbon footprint
  • Reduce your shipping costs by reducing the amount of raw material used.
  • Protect the health and safety of your customers by using non-toxic biodegradable material.

Doran & Ward and Sustainability

At Doran & Ward Packaging, we offer some of the best environmentally focused packaging available. Our number one paper purchased by volume is a 100% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) stock. Many of our films are recyclable and some are even biodegradable. These options help the end products be environmentally sound once in the market.

But our eco-friendly efforts don't end with our printing and packaging options. As an organization, we are fully committed to making environmentally responsible manufacturing a reality in our operations. In fact, our recycling efforts save over 9,000 trees annually.

From using 100% PCW paper stocks to the 100% recycled board grades, and water and vegetable-based ink systems to forging partnerships with environmentally friendly suppliers, we are continually striving to find new ways to not only bring Sustainable solutions to our customers but to weave Sustainable practices into our work as well.

We keep close tabs on strides made in Sustainability to find new ways to improve our offerings and the work that we do to lessen our environmental impact and make a difference where we can.

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2018 Sustainability Statistics for Doran & Ward Packaging



Total Tons Recycled



Total Trees Saved



Gallons of Water Saved



Gallons of Oil Saved

Home Power


Homes Powered for 1 Year
(electricity in kilowatt hours)



Cubic Yards of Landfill Spaced Saved


Every Ton of Recycled Paper:

  • Saves approximately 17 trees
  • Saves 7000 gallons of water
  • Saves 463 gallons of oil
  • Saves 4100 KWH of energy, enough to power the average home for 6 months
  • Eliminates 3.06 cubic yards of landfill material and reduces the need for more landfills
  • Keeps almost 60 pounds of air pollution effluents out of the air
  • Is produced in a cleaner, less toxic process than non-recycled paper

Source: Fiber Recycling Facts from U.S. EPA “The Quest for Less” – Weyerhaeuser Company, 2001

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