Sustainability

Club store blister packEnvironmental Statement

Together with our TRUE PARTNERS, Rohrer commits to reducing our carbon footprint and improving our impact on the environment at every stage of the manufacturing process. Rohrer will continue expanding our efforts towards:
  • Advancing our sustainable packaging solutions we offer to our partners from raw materials to structure and design
  • Continuously improving our manufacturing processes to decrease waste and energy consumption
  • Selecting vendors who share our values and uphold the same commitments to the environment
  • We will digitize our workflows, including: purchase orders, approvals, and financial processes
  • We will implement waste diversion practices, expand our recycling programs, and reduce manufacturing and office waste
  • We will reduce overall energy consumption through manufacturing modernization, and will increase renewable energy usage throughout our facilities
  • SPC IconWe will partner with third-party associations that can help us achieve our stated goals
  • Rohrer is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Sustainable Packaging Materials Offered

Below are some of the sustainable material solutions we offer and recommend:
  • Board
    • All of our SBS paperboard materials are certified Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) with a documented chain of custody, ensuring our paper comes from responsibly managed forests (Chain of custody passed to customers requires a separate process)
    • We offer recycled board solutions
    • Rohrer prefers low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) water-based coatings
  • Plastic
    • We recommend recycled PET substrates for blisters and clamshell packaging
    • We offer a wide array of recycled and recyclable options for blisters, trays, clamshells, and rigid plastic boxes

      ecoCombo™ blister pack

  • ezCombo™
    • Rohrer’s ezCombo™ program includes RPET, FSC and SFI board
    • ecoCombo™, the packaging industry’s first post-consumer recycled materials combo program

Designing for Sustainability

By request, our experts will audit your current packaging and recommend sustainable solutions through packaging design. Our design audit will focus on material selection, recyclability, and life-cycle assessment.

Recycling & Energy Use

In one year, Rohrer recycles nearly 40,000,000 pounds of material, including more than 23,000,000 pounds of paper and more than 15,000,000 pounds of plastic. Rohrer’s recycling programs impact (aggregate):
  • 195,500 trees saved
  • 9.5MM gallons of oil saved
  • 89MM+ Kwh of energy saved
  • 260,000 cubic yards of landfill space saved
Our regional and international presence in the United States and Mexico improves customer proximity and reduces freight energy consumption and emissions. We also work to continuously improve the energy usage within our facilities, including:
  • Capturing our thermal energy from our manufacturing process to heat our facilities
  • A significant portion of our machinery is equipped to automatically shut off and conserve energy when not in use
  • Our scrap removal system includes a make-up air system, filtering the air
  • Upgrading our presses – the combined energy savings is 2-to-1 with 80% less water used
  • Using high-efficiency lighting in all of our manufacturing facilities