April 25, 2011
-- SOLON, OH – April 25, 2011 – CardPak, the pioneer in developing and manufacturing environmentally-
sustainable packaging, donated tree saplings to teach Roxbury Elementary school students about the natural renewability of paperboard packaging. Jerry Lamm, CFO of CardPak (www.cardpak.com)
, explained, “we’re thrilled to once again have the opportunity to teach elementary school kids in our community about renewable resources like paperboard packaging. The TICCIT program (Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees, pronounced “ticket”) is a great way to demonstrate how fun and easy it is to take care of the Earth.” Fourth graders brought paperboard milk cartons from home and CardPak donated over 100 saplings and soil. The students planted the saplings in the paperboard cartons. At home, the students poke holes in the carton and plant it directly in the ground. The cartons provide protection and a natural water funnel for the new trees. As the trees grow, the cartons breakdown and provide a natural biodegradable fertilizer. This completes the trees into cartons, cartons into trees cycle. “We appreciate the warm welcome we received from the principal and teachers at Roxbury School. It’s such a great opportunity to engage the future leaders of America in a fun and earth-friendly activity”, said Mr. Lamm.
The TICCIT program celebration took place on April 20th at Roxbury Elementary School, located just 2.3 miles from CardPak’s worldwide headquarters. Roxbury Elementary School Principal, Carla Rodenbucher, was pleased to receive CardPak’s donation of over 100 tree saplings in celebration of Earth Day. “At Roxbury, we’re all about providing our students with hands-on learning opportunities like the TICCIT program. What better way to teach kids about the benefits associated with paperboard recycling and planting trees, than providing them with the materials to make it happen?” explained Ms. Rodenbucher.
CardPak’s Jerry Lamm, CFO; Gayle Wellman, human resources coordinator;
and, Tim Budic, marketing manager, helped the students plant their tree saplings.
CardPak, Inc., a pioneer in developing sustainable packaging, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies across the globe. CardPak®
is committed to creating new, sustainable products and practicing lean, environmentally friendly manufacturing. CardPak’
s world headquarters are located in Solon, OH. For more information, please visit www.cardpak.com.
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CardPak, Inc., a pioneer in developing sustainable packaging solutions, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies across the globe.