Tougher environmental regulations and higher operational costs have most companies working hard to adopt sustainable business practices. But the most savvy brand marketers are taking it one step further. They know that consumers today are going for 'green' packaging. It's helping drive the fast-growing demand for packaging with recycled content, biodegradable and re-useable packaging, and packaging that's lighter and uses less material.
That's why more customers are turning to J.L. Clark for their sustainable packaging solutions. We're at the forefront of new metal and plastic packaging designs, materials and processes – all designed to entice the growing number of consumers who go for green, and at the same time meet the need for reduced cost and greater sustainability.
J.L. Clark is committed to creating Green Packaging – with a company dedicated to supporting innovative, eco-friendly processes and business systems that promote social, economic and environmental well-being. Our company-wide environmental initiatives have even been recognized with awards on a local and national level. And no wonder. Our plants, and processes, have undergone a 'green' transfomation that has made them among the most energy efficient, with the least environmental impact, of any in our industry. Learn more >
Know what the world's most recycled packaging is? The steel can. It's recycled more than glass, paper, aluminum and plastic combined! That amounts to nearly 70 million tons of recycled steel tin produced every year in just the U.S. And the U.S. steel industry is among the most efficient and environmentally progressive in the world. They've reduced greenhouse emissions per ton of steel shipped by nearly 45% since 1975, reduced energy used per ton of steel produced by 29%, and 95% of the water they use is recycled. All of which now makes it possible for J.L. Clark to use up to 100% recycled steel in all of our tin containers. Learn more >
For over 100 years we've been the marketplace leader in developing tin containers for all types of consumer packaging. Now metal has never made more sense. We're working to 'down-weight' our tin structures wherever possible to take weight out of each container, thus making a significant impact on energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions downstream. Learn more >
Imagine the environmental impact of a plastic container that uses 35% less material, requires 30% less energy to produce, and weighs less to reduce fuel costs for shipping. At J.L. Clark, the dream is fast becoming reality. A new generation of injection-molded plastic containers is being developed, with much thinner walls that take material and cost out of the container. With J.L. Clark's thin-wall molding technology, wall thicknesses can be made that are less than half what they used to be. The impact on manufacturing costs, shipping costs and material savings is significant. Learn more >
Development of one of the fastest growing segments of green packaging is also underway at J.L. Clark: packaging made with biodegradable plastic resins. Consider the environmental benefits of replacing conventional petroleum-based plastic with, for example, a corn-based bioplastic that is easily recyclable and leaves a much smaller environmental footprint. JL Clark is working to apply these new polymers in containers that function as well or better than those made of conventional resins. Learn more >