SPC's ability to manage growth and reinvest in the company is impressive. Just as impressive is the manner in which they've done it. Take a look at any portion of the SPC's operation, and you'll see, SPC's "future is rooted in its love of the planet". As important as their company growth is their legacy of prioritizing sustainability of the products they make. Paperboard, the primary raw material used in SPC products, is a 100% renewable and a commonly-recycled resource. SPC focuses on optimizing fiber yield and efficient use of all natural resources, in support of their circular economy principles. Their customers partner with them to make a greener world.
Taking their commitment to sustainability even further, each spring SPC runs the TICCIT program (Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees, pronounced "ticket"). Through this program, Sandusky Packaging Corporation donates an in-house manufactured carton and Colorado Blue Spruce Sapling to students at local schools in celebration of Earth Day. Students are introduced to the benefits of recycling, they make paper in the classroom, and learn the main reasons why trees are so important to the environment. Each student is given a sapling along with soil, and instructed how to plant the sapling in a paperboard box. The students are encouraged to take the saplings home and plant both the sapling and the box (which biodegrades over time) in their backyard.