BE GREEN PACKAGING, LLC RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP

Be Green Packaging is one of four companies operating in California who will be honored by the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) during the organization’s 6th Annual Arrow Awards ceremony held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on August 6, 2015 at the California Resource Recovery Association’s 39th annual conference and tradeshow. Be Green Packaging is the winner of the Golden Arrow Award for Overall Excellence in Product Stewardship. This award is given to a company that demonstrates excellence in several aspects of product stewardship, including green design, toxics and packaging reduction, increased reuse, repair, re-manufacture, convenient product take-back and end of life (EOL) management for one or more products.

Be Green Packaging designs, manufactures and distributes the only non-GMO verified, tree-free and compostable packaging for the food and consumer packaging industries. The first food packaging company to be certified Cradle to Cradle, Be Green Packaging foodservice products hold a Silver certification, and their packaging materials are tree-free Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certified compostable and are made from agricultural waste and/or rapidly renewable fibers such as bamboo. Be Green Packaging continues to advance closed loop systems and zero-waste production techniques in the industry and at their manufacturing facilities in Ridgeland South Carolina and China and feature innovative systems for water recycling, composting, recycling, and zero-waste.

Be Green Packaging holds additional 3rd party certifications from numerous organizations, including the Non-GMO Project Verified Product, USDA BioPreferred Products Program, and Western Michigan University’s Recycling Pilot Program. “Be Green Packaging was selected by CPSC for the Golden Arrow Award because of their exemplary overall stewardship efforts including green sourcing, green design, building partnerships and going the extra mile bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.,” said Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director.

“Our entire company is grateful to the CPSC for the recognition of our products and mission.  This certainly confirms our belief that the world can be a better place because of the work we all do here at Be Green Packaging,” said Ron Blitzer, Co-Founder Be Green Packaging. Established in 2007, Be Green Packaging is headquartered in Santa Barbara and now manufacturers in Ridgeland South Carolina. Be Green makes packaging for food service and consumer items for companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Whole Foods, Google, Dig Inn, Rubio’s, Virgin America, Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

For more information, visit www.CalPSC.org.