Submitted by Emerald Brand
Emerald Brand has proudly announced Wrap & Send Services as the winner of the annual 2015 Emerald Award for Sustainability in the Packaging Category. Through the Emerald Sustainability Program, Wrap & Send and its clients, Une Belle Vie, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, have made a substantial environmental achievement in 13 locations across the country by using Emerald’s 100 percent recycled corrugated boxes, tissue paper and other packaging necessities.
Through the Program, Wrap & Send, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue successfully saved 2,776 trees, diverted 539 pounds of landfill waste, saved 1,143,369 gallons of water, 653,354 kilowatt hours of electricity, and reduced 163 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide in 2015. With Emerald’s help, these socially responsible companies have provided consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging while still incorporating their well-known luxury packaging efforts.
“We are honored to present the Emerald Sustainability Award for Packaging to Wrap & Send this year,” states Jaclyn McDuffey, Emerald’s Managing Director. “Forward thinking companies like Wrap & Send are what drive sustainability onward and into every aspect of the supply chain. It is a pleasure to be partnered with a service provider who understands the value of continuously innovating and improving their environmental initiatives.”
The Emerald Sustainability Program provides participants with annual Environmental Impact Statements that calculate how many trees, gallons of water, pounds of landfill waste, electricity, plastic, and carbon dioxide participants have saved by using Emerald products over traditional, non-sustainable materials. The 2015 winners in the Distribution, Facilities, Food Service, and Hospitality sectors will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Emerald Brand:
Established in 1997, Emerald Brand produces everyday disposable products from sustainable, alternative materials at affordable prices. With a robust product line ranging from Tree-Free™ and petroleum-free tissue and food service products to Earth-friendly cleaning and packaging solutions, Emerald Brand makes it easy to green homes and businesses. Emerald Brand products are available for consumer purchase at www.emeraldbrand.com and for businesses at www.paradigm-grp.com.
About Wrap & Send:
Wrap & Send Services offers luxury and boutique retailers a trusted, in-store solution for expert packing and shipping. Since 1992, Wrap & Send has worked with national luxury retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Une Belle Vie, Bloomingdale’s, Marshall Field’s, American Girl, Carson’s and more. Founded in 1992, Wrap & Send now operates 30 locations in 24 states. Currently, Wrap & Send has 120 employees nationwide, with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio and Denver, Colorado. Wrap & Send is managed by retail industry veterans who have worked in luxury retail, boutiques and merchandising, with a combined experience of more than 80 years.
Emerald Brand’s mission is to combat climate change by providing cost-effective sustainable disposable products to businesses and homes. With a line of over 225 products, Emerald can convert entire business facilities such as corporate offices, hotels, universities, and more to a full measureable sustainability platform in the cafeteria, breakroom, facilities, packaging, and cleaning categories.
Emerald specializes in producing Tree-Free and Petroleum-Free products made with agricultural fibers. This process supports local farmers, prevents deforestation, and prevents the burning of this formerly-wasted agricultural material.
You can learn more about Emerald Brand and the sustainable solutions they offer at EmeraldBrand.com.
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