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Rockline makes progress toward environmental goals

The company achieves reductions in energy, filters solid waste, and transportation.

18th January 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sheboygan, WI

Medical/Hygiene, Sustainable

Rockline Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of coffee filters, baking cups and consumer, medical and commercial wet wipes, has released its ninth annual Environmental Sustainability Report. The new report outlines the company’s 2017 performance relative to its environmental sustainability goals for 2020.

The report shares specific progress in Rockline’s focus areas, which include: energy, GHG emissions, water, filters solid waste, wipes solid waste, landfill diversion rate and transportation.

Key accomplishments in fiscal year 2017 included reducing energy emissions by 2%, reducing solid waste associated with its coffee filter and baking cup manufacturing process by 2%, and reducing its transportation footprint by 19%.

“We have come a long way since we began our sustainable journey in 2008 and are inspired and working hard to achieve our 2020 goals, with a particular focus in 2018 in wastewater, solid waste and landfill diversion,” said Randy Rudolph, president of Rockline Industries.

“We also recognise our responsibility related to the global issue of deforestation. Since Rockline is a converter of products that contain materials derived from trees, it’s important that we work to ensure that our products don’t contribute to this issue. Therefore, we have decided to add this as a new aspiration as part of our sustainability program. Our next step is to develop specific goals and measures which we will communicate.”

Rockline Industries was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, WI. A family-owned company, Rockline develops first-to-market product design solutions for the wet wipe consumer, and continues to provide innovative products to the nonwovens industry. Rockline employs around 2,500 people and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, Tennessee, England and South China.

Download the 2017 Environmental Sustainability Report

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