Duro’s Environmental Statement
Duro is committed to the protection of the Earth through recycling and the promotion of paper as a renewable, sustainable resource. We recycle 100% of our Kraft and Bleached paper waste from our production process and are making committed efforts towards using recycled paper in the making of our bags. Along with our valued business partners, our combined efforts are assisting in protecting the environment and our planet.
Certifications from the following organizations reflect Duro’s dedication to this initiative:
Forest Stewardship Council™
Duro Bag is a Forest Stewardship Council™(FSC®) certificate holder. The FSC® promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC®’s unique role is to bring together people, organizations and businesses to develop consensus-based solutions that promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit conservation organization that certifies forestry and agricultural operations, ensuring that they meet rigorous standards for the conservation of natural resources and the rights and welfare of workers and local communities. Working with the Rainforest Alliance, Duro has become FSC®-certified for its lines of 100% post consumer recycled bags produced from all eight manufacturing facilities. The certified paper used for the manufacturing of these bags can be tracked through the supply chain from collection from the end user, sorting, paper making, transport, bag making and shipment of the finished product.
Duro Bag is also a member of the following green movement organizations:
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, we endeavor to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.
The SPC is a project of GreenBlue®, a nonprofit sustainability institute.
EarthShare is a nationwide network of the country's most respected environmental and conservation organizations and offers a simple way to care for our health, water, air, land and wildlife. The EarthShare mission is to engage individuals and organizations in creating a healthy and sustainable environment.
American Forest & Paper Association
AF&PA's mission is to successfully influence public policy to benefit the U.S. paper and forest products industry. The American forest products industry is dedicated to producing its products in the most responsible manner possible by employing sustainable forestry practices, meeting and exceeding environmental protection requirements, and working to increase the paper recovered for recycling.