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Virginia plant run by Sarasota company recognized for zero waste

The plant owned by IPG diverted 97.5% of its waste from landfills in 2023.

Sarasota-based IPG earned recognition for reducing waste at its plant in Danville, Virginia.
Sarasota-based IPG earned recognition for reducing waste at its plant in Danville, Virginia.
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A Sarasota-based tape and packaging company has earned recognition for achieving zero waste at one of its plants. Intertape Polymer Group was given the TRUE Zero Waste Certification by the Green Business Certification Inc. for work at its plant in Danville, Virginia. 

The Green Business Certification uses the Total Resource Use and Efficiency rating system to measure sustainable waste reduction practices. It requires companies to meet seven criteria, including diverting at least 90% of waste from landfills over the course of a year and reducing, reusing, recycling or composting the material.

By implementing a number of recycling initiatives, the IPG facility in Virginia was able to divert 97.5% of its waste, according to a statement from IPG. In 2023, the plant diverted 16 million pounds of material from landfills, mostly through recycling, the statement says.

IPG, which is headquartered off Fruitville and Cattlemen roads, makes paper and film-based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, stretch and shrink films, protective packaging, woven and non-woven products and packaging machinery. Its plant in Danville produces carton sealing and polyethylene tape, stretch film and air pillows.



Elizabeth King

Elizabeth is a business news reporter with the Business Observer, covering primarily Sarasota-Bradenton, in addition to other parts of the region. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she previously covered hyperlocal news in Maryland for Patch for 12 years. Now she lives in Sarasota County.

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