Strengthening Domestic Production
We get it; plastic often gets bad press when it comes to sustainability. Just like you, our team members love the outdoors and want to take care of the environment so our community and, more broadly, the whole world are enjoyable places to be for generations to come. So how do we make those two line up?
First, plastic isn’t as bad as some would criticize it to be. A recent McKinsey study highlighted the environmental impact of plastic, finding that in 13 of 14 common applications, plastic generated lower total greenhouse gas than alternatives, primarily due to plastic being energy efficient to produce and lower weight than alternative materials. Plastic is used to make low-cost, durable products. Using it in the right applications helps protect and preserve other goods and materials.
Until viable alternatives are developed, tested, and proven, plastic will be an important part of our economy. As a contract manufacturer, we seldom have design control of which products are made from plastic or volumes of those products purchased by end users, but we are accountable to be a sustainable company by managing what we can control and producing products efficiently, as quantified by the below categories: