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Sustainability

Sustainability

What Are We Doing?

Linerless Labels

Linerless label technology increases overall efficiency by reducing liner waste, optimizing warehouse storage and reducing backroom and skilled labor while providing all the benefits of self-adhesive labeling with improved environmental advantages through their non-utilization of label liners. The reason this has such a huge impact on sustainability is because the backing liner of adhesive labels is expensive and difficult to recycle and requires a lot of energy, by eliminating the liner waste we are able to over you a label solution that helps to reduce contributions to the landfill.

Project L.I.F.E.

We are a certified member of Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute’s (TLMI) L.I.F.E. program (Label Initiative for the Environment), a sustainability program designed specifically for the label industry. This green program demands that members constantly decrease their environmental impact and carbon footprint in four key areas: clean production, energy and greenhouse gases, product design, and management practices. More information about the L.I.F.E. program can be found on their website.

Continuous Improvement

We are involved in many programs to increase the use of renewable energy, decrease all waste in and outside of the plant, and are always exploring more environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing procedures. Our unique approach involves printing with eco-friendly water-based and UV inks, and recycling inks, liner waste, and water. We are involved in programs to increase the use of renewable energy, decrease all waste in and outside of the plant, and are always exploring more environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing procedures.

Environmental Friendly Awards

Environmental Leadership Award

October 10, 2017, Hub Labels Inc. was presented with the TLMI Environmental Leadership at the 2017 Annual Meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ. This award recognizes both a converter and a supplier member each year that consistently demonstrates a commitment to progressive environmental practices across a range of areas; pollution prevention, environmental leadership, tangible benefits, relevance to others, and commitment to industry & TLMI environmental initiatives.

Green Registry Circle

June 28, 2018, The Maryland Green Registry Leadership Circle will be a one-year designation for members that have: previously won a Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award; undertaken significant new work in the past year as an indication of their commitment to continual improvement; and updated their Maryland Green Registry profile within the previous year.

Going Green Award

February 26, 2014, Hub Labels Inc. of Hagerstown, MD received the Going Green Award during the 15th annual Washington County Business Awards at the Hager Hall Conference and Event Center. “This Award honors the highest level of commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices,” said Secretary Robert M. Summers, Maryland Department of the Environment. “Hub Labels, Inc. is truly demonstrating the leadership that our state needs to help build a sustainable future.”

Hub Goes Electric

Introducing the Chevy Volt

Hub Labels recently purchased a 2015 Chevrolet Volt to use as a company vehicle. The Volt is unlike traditional hybrid cars because we can drive on pure electricity for the everyday commute and seamlessly switch to gasoline for longer trips.

For less than the cost of a latte, we can fully charge the Volt and get an EPA-estimated 38 miles gas-free and it averages 900 miles between fill-ups. With the standard 120V charging unit we can fully charge the battery in about 10 to 16 hours.

In addition, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named Volt a 2015 Top Safety Pick in its Small Car segment. With all of these great incentives, plus being environmentally friendly, the Volt is a great addition to Hub.