What Are We Doing?
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.
We are a certified member of S.G.P (Sustainable Green Printing Partnership) 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. This program was initially known as the L.I.F.E (Label Initiative for the Environment) certification program but merged with S.G.P in 2018. For more information please visit the S.G.P website.
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.”