Peter Stone Company’s Environmental Commitment
The Peter Stone Company feels an undying commitment to the local and global environments as well as our communities. As a responsible manufacturer, we feel it our duty to be as environmentally sound as possible. Through our own conservation and reuse efforts and support of environmental causes, we’re making a difference in our communities and for the Earth.
Waste Reduction: Saving Trees, Cutting Greenhouse Gasses
A Peter Stone Company, we’re committed to reducing paper waste in a serious way. Today, 90% of paper pulp is made of harvested trees. The production and disposal of paper have high environmental impacts:
- Conventional Air Pollution – Paper production releases air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxides, carbon monoxides and particulates.
- Greenhouse gases – Paper production releases carbon dioxide, a significant greenhouse gas. And when landfilled, paper decomposes and releases methane, which has 21 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide.
- Energy Consumption – Paper production draws larges amounts of electricity from electric utilities. Common sources of energy such as coal emit greenhouse gas and other harmful substances.
- Solid Waste – Paper makes up almost 40% of the material in landfills.
All of our packing material is 100% post consumer reused paper made from discarded documents and incoming packing material. By shredding and repurposing our waste paper we have solved two problems: we have extended the life of discarded paper, and decreased dependence on less environmentally friendly packing materials like atmosphere-damaging and indestructible Styrofoam peanuts.
We also reuse all incoming cardboard packaging. If the boxes are clean and undamaged we send them out with orders or other outgoing shipments. If the box has been marked or damaged, it is used for office or factory storage As a last resort, if boxes are too damaged for reuse, we collect and ship these to a cardboard recycling center.
Supporting Sustainable Forestry
Peter Stone company is committed to sustainable forestry. We use rubber wood exclusively for our wooden product displays. This beautiful wood not only looks great, it also supports sustainable forest practices and provides rubber and jobs in parts of the world eager for economic opportunities.
Rubber trees grow for 30 to 40 years before being harvested. During those years, the trees provide rubber, which is used in many industries and products. This sustainable use of a productive tree provides jobs and important economic development in less developed countries. After harvest and processing into wood, new rubber trees are immediately planted in the place of the old trees. Within one year, the tree produces enough latex that rubber harvesting can begin, and the cycle goes on.