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Polyline Adopts Recycled-Content Paper for Mailings

Starting in early September, Polyline began using paper with 10% post-consumer recycled content for its print materials, including postcards and flyers. Switching to recycled content paper is just one step Polyline is taking to reduce its impact on the environment.

The change to recycled content paper was initiated by the "Go Green Team," a committee of Polyline employees dedicated to coming up with ideas to help the environment and then implementing those ideas in its facilities in Elmhurst, IL, and Burbank, CA.

Since the committee's formation in January, the Go Green Team has implemented several changes within Polyline:
  • Inter-office reports, which were previously printed on virgin paper, are now available via email or intranet.

  • In the lunch room, paper plates have been replaced with "real" tableware.
    The company has started an educational campaign to discourage employees and managers from printing emails.

  • Polyline has begun an in-house recycling program for plastics, glass, paper and aluminum.
"Becoming good global citizens does not happen over night," said Bob Daly, co-owner of Polyline. "Each step we take diminishes our impact on the environment and it also brings to light more changes we can make."

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