Nelson Container's Sustainable Business Practices
Recycling and Business Success
Tom Nelson is the owner of Nelson Container Corporation. Tom recently published an article in the Biz Times talking about sustainable business practices in the corrugated industry - or any industry. The takeaway is that recycling isn't just our responsibility as stewards of the environment - it's also good business sense.
Read an excerpt below, or visit the link to read the whole article and others about Milwaukee business news.
"Even more importantly, thinking about our business practices from a sustainable perspective is critical to the world's future food supply. A 2013 United Nations report titled "Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources" revealed that about 1.3 billion tons of food each year – or about one-third of the total produced on the planet – goes to waste. With an annual price tag of $750 billion, wasted food uses 28 percent of the world's farmland, consumes as much water as Russia's Volga River and adds 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the Earth's atmosphere. Every year. It's shocking, really, and completely unsustainable in every way – including as a business practice. If your company wasted one-third of its output every year, it wouldn't be long before you'd be looking for work elsewhere."
Nelson Container Went Green Before It Was Cool
Nelson Container's spot in the packaging industry isn't going anywhere. Things will always need to be packaged as long as we're an industrialized nation. We know this.
It's why we've dedicated ourselves to business practices allowing the environment to flourish alongside our own growth. In our business, 85% of corrugated material is recycled, and more than enough trees are planted every year to offset the amount we consume. Our business is a green one, because we'd like the opportunity to be around for many years to come. Please, recycle as often as possible, and make the world a better place for everyone, including future generations.