Posty Cards and PrintForest are the first printing facility in the U.S. to receive the U.S. Green Building Council's TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification and the first company in Missouri to achieve the platinum level for waste reduction initiatives.
Posty Cards is a leading manufacturer of business-to-business greeting cards and owner of PrintForest, a sustainable, business printing division that also plants trees to offset all paper use. The TRUE® certification, one of many third-party verifications achieved by Posty Cards and PrintForest, documents the diversion of more than 90 percent of the company's solid waste from landfills, while cutting greenhouse gases and reducing costs.
"It's exciting to see that our zero-waste and recycling efforts are equivalent to the carbon-reducing impact of planting 4,400 trees in 2019 alone," said Erick Jessee, president, Posty Cards and PrintForest.
TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) is a nationally recognized program of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). To achieve it, Posty Cards/PrintForest:
USGBC Central Plains will host a TRUE Zero Waste Webinar featuring Posty Cards and PrintForest from 12-1 pm. (CST) on Thursday, July 9. Register at USGBC Central Plains.
"Posty Cards recognizes that by pursuing zero waste they are helping us build a sustainable future for all," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and GBCI. "Waste impacts all facets of business, and changing the way we use resources will deliver public health benefits, reduce our environmental impact and advance a greener economy."