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Environmental Policy

INTRODUCTION:
As a responsible corporate citizen, Stone Straw Limited is dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources and the global environment.

POLICY:
We are committed to minimize the adverse impact of our products, packaging and our manufacturing process on the environment.  This will be accomplished by:  increasing employee awareness on REDUCE, RE-USE and RECYCLE.  The company will also lead by example with initiatives and programs, to support these principles.
We shall endeavor to develop, innovative products and technologies that reduce environmental impact and increase sustainability.

Suppliers
Stone Straw expects and encourages its subcontractors and vendors to institute and follow social responsibility codes consistent with Stone Straw’s program.

Current Initiatives – Office/General

Switch from fax machines to fax modems, use electronic forms wherever possible, e-mail letter to customers, lawyers, etc.
Recycling paper, cardboard, cans and bottles (company-wide program)
Hold paperless meetings – use projector instead of handouts – email overheads as requested
Utilize products and paper made from recycled materials
Use energy efficient light bulbs and/or occupancy sensors or timers on lights

Current Product Initiatives

Biodegradable straw offered in Milkshake wrapped and Milkshake Unwrapped. (Using an approved and certified EPI additive)
Compostable straw under development
Our outer box is made from recycled board 100%
Our inner boxes are 100% recycled board.

Current Polypropylene Initiatives

All our product is made with FDA Virgin Polypropylene.
PP uses less energy to produce than most plastics used for packaging today.
PP produces less solid waste by weight than PET, PS or PVC
PP produces significantly less C02 equivalents by weight than PET, PS and PVC
PP is 100% recyclable

Current Manufacturing Initiatives

All process water is in a closed loop system
Implementation of ambient cooling replacing mechanical refrigeration
Introduced compacting system to reduce solid waste carbon footprint..
All our cardboard waste is sent to recycling plant.
Our Inks are CONEG approved

Distribution & Logistics Initiatives

Maximize Stone Shipping Fleet to pick up raw material on back hauls.
Utilization of only electric reach trucks in operations.
Increase Truck Capacity on fleet to reduce extra delivery runs.
Reuse wooden pallets in operations



 
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