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SGP Announces Piedmont Plastics as New Gold-level SGP Patron

Company also speaker at the 2016 Printing Industry Sustainability Conference

 

Sayville, NY (August 23, 2016)-The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading non-profit accreditation organization that promotes sustainability in the printing industry, announced Piedmont Plastics as the newest SGP Patron at the gold level.

 

Piedmont Plastics has expanded its support of SGP and will have a key role in the 2016 Printing Industry Sustainability Conference on Sept. 13, 2016 in Las Vegas NV. Brett Thompson, Piedmont Plastics` Graphic Market Manager will participate on a panel of SGP’s substrate manufactures and distributors to discuss what is happening in the world of substrates.

 

For more than 45 years, Piedmont Plastics has been a leading supplier of the most recognized and dependable brands in the industry. With more than 40 locations, Piedmont is continuously making strides towards complete sustainable business practices. The company has implemented a full scale scrap/recycling buyback program for its customers to help them reduce costs or amount of scrap on hand. In addition, Piedmont has deskside recycling, uses filtrated water instead of bottled water, properly disposes of electronics, batteries, chemicals, hazardous waste and recycles all printer cartridges. The company is in the process of installing energy efficient windows and replacing lighting throughout its warehouses with energy efficient LED bulbs.

 

Due to the breadth of initiatives that the company has undertaken, Piedmont has been awarded the International Association of Plastic Distributors 2015 Bronze level Green Scene award and SGIA’s Sustainability Recognition Award.

 

“Our participation as a patron for SGP is part of our commitment to sustainability,” said Hank Booth, CEO. “Piedmont recognizes the need for sustainable business practices, especially within the plastics industry and digital printing market in order to protect our environment. Through our scrap/recycling programs and our Natural Solutions products Piedmont Plastics has something offer print facilities of all sizes in their journey to sustainability.”

 

With the support of its patrons, SGP is able to continue promoting sustainability to the printing industry, keep certification affordable and provide educational programs. Learn more about becoming a SGP Patron, contact info@sgppartnership.org.

 

2016 Printing Industry Sustainability Conference
SGP will be hosting the 2016 Printing Industry Sustainability Conference on Sept. 13, 2016 in Las Vegas. The event brings together leading print professionals, suppliers, and buyers to share sustainability strategies and showcase best practices in green printing such as improved chemical management, air quality standards, and waste management. Attendees can expect to network with certified SGP Printers, listen to success stories, and learn about SGP’s holistic sustainability program. For more information, http://2016conference.sgppartnership.org/.

 

About Piedmont Plastics
Piedmont Plastics is a leading wholesale distributor of plastic sheet, vinyl and film products for the digital printing industry. We provide solutions to our customers by delivering expert product knowledge, local inventory, an array of value-added services, and a comprehensive team approach. For over 45 years, Piedmont Plastics has been a leading supplier of the most recognized and dependable brands in the industry. We have dedicated teams of specialists devoted to our key markets and more. For more information, visit www.piedmontplastics.com.

 

About SGP
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices, including and beyond regulatory compliance. SGP strives to assure a sustainability-driven supply chain to the print buying community through strategic partnerships with SGP Certified Printers and SGP Patrons. To learn more about SGP visit www.sgppartnership.org or email info@sgppartnership.org

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