Protecting Products & The Environment Since 1991

Environmental Policy

Recognizing that the world’s natural resources are limited and fragile, UFP Technologies considers environmental protection to be consistent with its overall goals, values and operating principles. At UFP Technologies we strive to minimize our impact on the environment in the manufacturing of all our products. The management team at UFP Technologies and its employees are committed to:

  • Compliance with relevant legal environmental legislation, regulations and other requirements.
  • Promoting the prevention of pollution.
  • Continual improvement of the environmental management system.
  • Striving to ensure that activities, products, and processes conform to the ISO 14001 standard and environmental requirements.

Companies all over the world are strengthening their commitment to reducing waste in packaging and looking for more sustainable and recyclable resources to minimize the impact their products have on our environment. Of course, as this trend grows, nearly every packaging manufacturer is rolling out some products that are more environmentally friendly.  The big question is how friendly are these packaging alternatives. 

In this section of our site, we’d like to review some of the common terminology used when discussing Green Packaging and provide guidance on how each concept applies to molded pulp.

Biodegradable Packaging
A short article on the use of the word biodegradable in describing packaging.

Recycled Packaging 
See how molded pulp tops the list as it is made from 100% recycled newspaper and water.

Sustainable Packaging
Information on sustainable packaging guidelines as outlined by the The World Commission on Environment and Development.

EPS Alternative
Learn more about the benefits of molded pulp when compared to expanded polystyrene as a protective packaging material.