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2022 SD

Mission Statement

At Shorr, sustainability is ensuring that we focus on actionable steps that eliminate waste and natural resource consumption, innovate customer solutions and products that deliver tangible and measurable impact, and circulate to minimize our customers’ and Shorr’s environmental footprint.

We prioritize the successful delivery of products to eliminate the unnecessary emission of greenhouse gases.

We are here for our customers every step of the way as they embark on their sustainability journey.

Find our environmental policy here.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis Silver Badge

EcoVadis is a globally recognized sustainability rating platform that evaluates companies across various industries on a range of environmental, social, and ethical criteria.

We are proud to have been awarded the EcoVadis Silver Badge in recognition of our commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.

This achievement highlights our dedication to environmental and social responsibility, along with the ongoing efforts to create a positive impact within the industry, community, and world.

The Silver Badge identifies that Shorr is among the top 25% of companies.

Unpacking your Sustainability Needs,
Challenges, and Questions

Services and Solutions

Tools to help you reach your sustainability goals

Products

Featured sustainable product offerings

Resources

Educational guides and information

Shorr Shorts

Short educational videos

Profitability, customer delight, and sustainability are achievable with the right packaging. Shorr’s sustainable solutions are built on innovation and dedication to meeting your goals. Our line of sustainable packaging materials offers customers a range of recyclable, renewable, and compostable solutions.

Our sustainable solutions meet and exceed the technical, functional and aesthetic needs of our customers – helping them reach their sustainability goals. Whatever your business aims to achieve, our specialists will listen closely and help you incorporate the sustainable product packaging that a growing number of consumers now expect.

Shorr Sustainability Leaves

Carbon footprint reduction:Consume less energy in operations.

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Recycling:Optimize practices that convert waste into new materials.

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End-User education:Encourage customers to properly recycle packaging materials.

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Responsible sourcing:Use materials proven to be produced in a sustainable manner.

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Material usage reduction:Embrace packaging solutions that minimize materials.

Commonly Asked Questions

It depends! The sustainability of paper and plastic depends on factors such as the type of material, the intended use, and the disposal method.

 

Paper is a renewable resource and can be recycled multiple times, making it a popular choice for sustainable packaging. It is also biodegradable and compostable, which means it breaks down naturally without harming the environment. However, the production of paper requires a significant amount of energy and water, and deforestation for paper production can have negative impacts on biodiversity.

 

Plastic, on the other hand, is lightweight and durable, making it a popular choice for packaging products. However, plastic is made from non-renewable fossil fuels and is not biodegradable, meaning it can persist in the environment for hundreds of years. Plastic pollution is a significant environmental problem, with plastic waste harming marine life and ecosystems.

 

Paper may be a more sustainable option for short-term use, especially if it is made from recycled materials and can be easily recycled again. However, for longer-term use, plastic can be a more sustainable option due to its durability and the fact that it can be reused multiple times, reducing the need for frequent replacement.

 

Ultimately, the best choice for sustainable packaging depends on the specific product, its intended use, and the disposal method. Companies should consider a range of factors and prioritize reducing waste, reusing materials, and choosing materials that are renewable, biodegradable, or recyclable.

PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a group of human-made chemicals that have been widely used in various industries since the 1940s. PFAS are used in a range of products, including non-stick cookware, food packaging, stain-resistant fabrics, carpets, and firefighting foam.

 

One of the concerns about PFAS is that they are persistent in the environment and can accumulate in the body over time. Some studies have suggested that exposure to PFAS may be linked to health issues such as cancers, thyroid disease, and reduced fertility. As a result, there has been growing concern about the use and regulation of PFAS in recent years.

 

Shorr can help provide PFAS compliant documentation for our products. 

Greenwashing is a marketing technique used by companies to make their products or services appear more environmentally friendly than they actually are. It often pertains to the use of misleading labels, vague or exaggerated claims about a product's environmental benefits, or the highlighting of one positive aspect of a product while ignoring other negative environmental impacts. For example, a company may market a product as "eco-friendly" because it contains a small amount of recycled material, while ignoring the fact that it is still made from non-renewable resources and has a high carbon footprint.

 

Greenwashing is often used to appeal to consumers who are concerned about the environment and willing to pay more for products that are genuinely sustainable. However, it can also undermine efforts to promote genuine environmental progress by making it harder for consumers to distinguish between truly sustainable products and those that are merely marketed as such.

 

Shorr Sustainability is your one-stop shop to get the facts, avoid greenwashing, and understand how you can take sustainable action.

Yes, without a doubt! The packaging industry can make a significant difference in promoting sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. Packaging plays an important role in protecting products and preventing waste, but it also generates a significant amount of waste itself. By adopting sustainable packaging practices, the industry can help reduce waste, conserve resources, and minimize its impact on the environment. We have a unique role to communicate with consumers and the end-users how they can responsibly manage the packaging and the product itself.

 

Companies can use recyclable or biodegradable materials for their packaging, reduce the amount of packaging used, and adopt closed-loop systems that allow materials to be reused or recycled. They can also implement sustainable sourcing practices that ensure that the materials used in packaging are obtained in an environmentally responsible way.

 

Every action makes an impact; it is up to us – collectively – to ensure it is the most positive.

You have come to the right place! Let’s talk - we can help steer you in the right direction and meet you where you are at in your sustainability journey.

 

Do you already have sustainability goals or initiatives in place? If not, let’s think about what sustainability means for your company. Is your company interested in climate commitments, or carbon neutrality goals? Curbside recyclability, recyclability, recycled content, biodegradable, renewable materials, carbon emissions, volume reduction, or something else?

 

Who needs to be involved in these conversations?