Ontario-based Crownhill Packaging announces it is an authorized user of ExpandOS product, a paper-based alternative to packing materials such as foam peanuts, also aims to offset carbon usage, among other environmental initiatives

BRAMPTON, Ontario , May 29, 2012 (press release) – There is no denying that Crownhill Packaging, Canada’s leading “green” shipping and packaging company, is serious about maintaining the earth. Despite being in a field known for waste, Crownhill has established itself as eco-friendly through its belief in supporting and undertaking environmental programs.

In fact, Crownhill has obtained credentials and membership as part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI); the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC); and the Rain Forest Alliance. Each of these well-respected organizations promotes recycling wherever and whenever possible, as well as reducing carbon footprints.

As a large indicator of Crownhill Packaging’s seriousness when it comes to environmental programs and practices, the company has recently announced that it is an authorized ExpandOS™ user. The ExpandOS product, a fill void, is an alternative to packing materials such as those made from Styrofoam. Unlike Styrofoam, ExpandOS breaks down easily and can be recycled. Additionally, each ExpandOS “triangle” is created from 100 percent recovered items, such as paper or cardboard fibers.

Additionally, Crownhill is offering clientele the opportunity to ship packages using Paper Nuts. Though these items are equally effective as traditional Styrofoam “peanuts”, they are made from materials that enable them to quickly break down. Thus, they will not clog landfills for generations.

Finally, Crownhill Packaging has begun to reduce its carbon footprint through a partnership with Zerofootprint. As part of this program, Crownhill will attempt to offset as much of its carbon usage as possible in order to lessen the burden it puts on the earth’s natural supplies and atmosphere. In the future, Crownhill has pledged to always consider ecologically-responsible methods in every aspect of its corporate business model.

Earth-friendly, environmental programs supportive – that’s the Crownhill difference. For more information about their products, services and philosophy, visit the Crownhill Packaging website at www.CrownhillPackaging.com/green today. Media inquiries should be directed to GordSemple, Director of Marketing, at gsemple@crownhillpackaging.com or by calling 905-494-1191.

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