As the first certified recyclable carton sealing tape, water-activated tape (WAT) is Kraft paper tape that is re-pulpable with the corrugate it is applied to. Reinforced WAT is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Bronze. Non-reinforced WAT is certified recyclable by Western Michigan University OCC Equivalency (WMU OCC-E) testing protocol.
IPG committed to using the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material Health protocol to assess their products and to eliminate chemicals of concern that may cause harm to human health or the environment
Material Reutilization (Circular Economy)
C2C Certified™ requires WAT to contribute to the Circular Economy, and the product is able to be recycled and/or use recycled materials in its production
IPG’s Energy Policy commits the Company to operate its facilities in an efficient, environmentally responsible, and safe manner; to reduce energy intensity by 2.5% per year and CO2 emissions by 3% per year, and to achieve this goal by implementing continuous improvement programs and employee training initiatives across the entire organization
IPG’s Manufacturing department was audited to ensure that its water usage has minimal impact on the environment