Mitchel-Lincoln is committed to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. We are proud to be FSC® certified under FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Certification.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. Our auditors, SGS Canada Inc., have assessed our operations and issued Mitchel-Lincoln the FSC®accreditation Certificate.
By showing the FSC® logo on our packages, we are stating our concern for the environment and our commitment to conserving it through the provision of recycled corrugated packaging products.
Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging Ltd., along with its latest joint venture, New Forest Paper Mill, is committed to the future of the environment as well as to the community. We are keenly aware of our responsibility to help protect the environment in our manufacturing processes by minimizing the necessity to harvest trees and reducing any negative environmental impact this process may generate.
Mitchel-Lincoln is proud to offer boxes which are made from 100% recycled fibers to its customers. Using recycled fibers lowers the amount of greenhouse gases which would had been emitted should the boxes had been made of virgin fibers; it also helps to save our forests from needless cutting. We offer these plaques to congratulate our customers and raise the level of awareness by showing their contribution to the sustainability of our planet by using recycled fibers in their boxes.
Instead of harvesting trees, Mitchel-Lincoln reuses post-consumer packaging to produce recycled corrugated paper products. The raw material from Mitchel-Lincoln’s New Forest Paper Mill is made from 100% recycled paper – mostly from fibers collected by municipal curbside collections (blue box programs), and industrial/commercial facilities. This method diverts 33,000 truckloads of paper waste annually that would have otherwise gone to landfills. It also saves the equivalent of 14 million mature trees per year that would have been cut down.
Environmental benefits of using recycled material instead of virgin pulp include:
- Forest preservation
- Waste diversion from landfills
- Pollution reduction during the manufacturing process
Reuse of waste as raw material helps to close the recycling loop.
Each year Canadian consumers purchase over 700 million batteries. Over 95% of these are non-rechargeable single use alkaline, zinc carbon or lithium batteries. Used disposable batteries, which are often thrown out with the household trash, account for over 17,000 tons of waste each year. While batteries only account for a small percentage of the waste stream, they can contain materials that are toxic, corrosive and damaging to the environment and human health. Through our battery recycling program, Mitchel-Lincoln is helping to divert used batteries from the local landfill. Battery recycling containers, made available to our employees and customers, provide an attractive method of collecting and storing spent batteries prior to drop-off at an approved collection site.
More details: www.appelarecycler.ca
NEW FOREST PAPER MILL
LINERBOARD AND MEDIUM
New Forest Paper Mill uses old corrugated containers as raw material. The fiber is treated and cleaned of all extraneous materials such as staples, tape, wire, glass, gravel or dirt, styrofoam, and plastic. Once free of the non-fiber materials, the stock slurry is pumped to the paper machine. A uniform sheet is formed that is then slit and sent, in rolls, to Mitchel-Lincoln for converting into corrugated boxes.