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As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices, Zumbiel Packaging (www.zumbiel.com) joined the EPA's Green Power Partnership (GPP) in June, 2013. The Cincinnati-area paperboard packaging company has committed to purchase five percent of its electricity from renewable sources in order to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
As part of the Green Power Partnership, Zumbiel purchased Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for wind energy. Shifting 5% of their use to sustainable wind energy will avoid approximately 544 tons of CO2 emissions annually—the equivalent of taking 103 passenger cars off of U.S. roads. The GPP program is only one part of the sustainability plan for Zumbiel Packaging, which has been a member of the EPA's Energy Star program since 2008.
The U.S. Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that seeks to offset carbon emissions by increasing the use of renewable sources of energy. Participating companies purchase a portion of their energy from renewable sources. Using renewable sources helps companies reduce their carbon footprint, stabilize their energy costs and support the continued development of the renewable energy industry.
"The Green Power Partnership is a natural fit for our business and environmental priorities," says Tom Zumbiel, Marketing Director. "By purchasing wind power, Zumbiel Packaging is able to engage with our local community on environmental issues, do our part to protect the environment and take a leadership position in supporting a sustainable future."