Hagerstown Maryland [April 16, 2020] The Sustainable Green Printing Company (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced that Hub Labels has received an SGP Printer certification. Back in 2007 Hub Labels was certified through TLMI’s Label Initiative for the Environment (L.I.F.E). In 2018 TLMI endorsed SGP and has become an SGP Resource Partner, Hub Labels is honored to be the third facility to complete the migration from L.I.F.E to SGP.
Sustainability has always been one of Hub Labels’ top priorities. Back in 2009, Hub Labels embraced the challenge to go green by introducing linerless labels, ideal for skin pack trays, to the United States marketplace. This type of label is known for its environmentally friendly attributes, further placing Hub Labels at the forefront of the sustainability movement in the packaging industry.
Thomas Dahbura, owner of Hub Labels stated that “producing labels has the potential to be a dirty business with all of the waste in the production process. Everyone wants to be responsible stewards of the environment, but the time and cost are the big obstacles that need to be overcome. So, I removed those obstacles for my team and empowered my employees to identify new opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint. The results have been fantastic. Some projects we’ve undertaken include replacing light bulbs with LED bulbs, turning off lights when a room isn’t in use, purchasing a hybrid electric car for company trips and most recently, we purchased a corrugated shredder to repurpose cardboard boxes as packaging material. Last summer, we successfully became a 100 percent landfill free print facility through a partnership with a company that turns waste into a clean burning alternative fuel. We have incredible momentum and will continue identifying and conquering sustainability projects. In 2020, we set a goal to reduce our bubble wrap packaging by 50 percent. Going through the SGP certification process has revitalized our environmental program and it’s great to see everyone excited about protecting our environment and our community.”
To learn more about Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) visit their website: http://sgppartnership.org/