Earth Day Celebration at Seneca Park Zoo
Diamond Packaging celebrated Earth Day by partnering with the Seneca Park Zoo on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM to help kids plant trees and butterfly garden seeds.
Now in its fifth year, Diamond's Earth Day partnership with the Zoo is an ideal way to educate and inspire visitors about conservation. It is also an opportunity to discuss the company's industry-leading sustainability initiatives.
Diamond employees helped kids plant trees as part of the TICCIT (“Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees”) program, an educational outreach program for school-aged children held every year to honor Earth Day and highlight the renewability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging.
Children were given a Colorado blue spruce sapling and soil, and instructed how to plant the sapling in a paperboard folding carton (which biodegrades over time) supplied by Diamond.
Children were taught about the importance of recycling, including what can be recycled and how to recycle more.
Unlike plastic, paper and paperboard is recyclable, renewable, and biodegradable. Currently over 96% of the U.S. population has access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
In 2015 the overall recycling rate for paper and paperboard packaging was 78.2%. Paper-based packaging accounted for 75.4% of the 41 million tons of packaging materials recovered for recycling (AF&PA, 2015).
Butterfly Beltway Project
Diamond volunteers also helped children plant wildflower seeds (selected to work as habitat for native monarch butterflies) in a specially-designed, paperboard folding carton to coincide with the Seneca Park Zoo’s Butterfly Beltway conservation project.
The goal of the project is to add more gardens, inspire others to plant gardens, and reach more people about the importance of butterfly conservation.
How to Build a Better Package...the Diamond Way
Diamond develops more sustainable packaging through creative design, material selection, and right sizing.
Folding cartons are manufactured utilizing recyclable or recycled paperboards (many FSC® certified), using 100% clean, renewable wind energy, and produced in a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) facility.
Plus, environmental benefits can be communicated through on-product labeling or smart tags.
About Diamond Packaging
Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENC-certified, global industry leader specializing in developing innovative and sustainable folding cartons.
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