Sterling Contract Packaging has initiated a GREEN program in their production areas as well as their office space.  The Spartanburg, South Carolina based company made a commitment to this program in 2010 and they are thrilled with the progress that has been achieved in such a short period of time.  According to Sterling’s President and CEO, Michael Hastings, “We have a responsibility to our community and future generations to respect our environment. The GREEN initiative is not a fad, but a way of life for our company and all of our employees.” 

In 2010, Sterling began to recycle every possible item from their factory floor and office space.  As a result, Sterling recycled 85% of their production waste for the 12 months of 2010.  In 2011, Sterling has increased the reclaimed waste from manufacturing operations to 92% and they are hoping to increase that number to 95% by the end of the year.  There is not a single factory item that is not considered a candidate for recycling. Paper and plastic byproducts are the primary waste materials, but even aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles are collected.  Sterling has many partners in the local community that have worked hard to help them achieve their GREEN goals. 

In the office areas, the recycling candidates are quite different.  From bottled water reduction to recycled office paper, every item that is used in the office is considered for recycling.  The use of recycled printer cartridges and motion activated light switches has contributed a great deal to the GREEN initiative in the Sterling offices.  There are many ideas being considered for future implementation, such as hand dryers and LED lighting. There is no doubt that the GREEN initiative has become a way of life at Sterling Contract Packaging. 

Sterling Contract Packaging is considered the most diverse outsourcing operation in the southeast.  With two strategically located facilities, Sterling CPI can package a variety of products as well as provide domestic and international sourcing for their customers.