With its corporate offices located in the Rocky Mountains, ProPharma Distribution, LLC draws upon the natural beauty of its surroundings to inspire environmental sustainability and responsible resource use in its business operations, guided by the core principles of “reduce, reuse and recycle,” and including the following measures:
Corrugated Cardboard Boxes
While we already use post-consumer content corrugated cardboard packaging, this material can continue to be recycled. Customers who receive shipments of this corrugated cardboard from us can recycle it along with their regular paper products at a local recycling center. You can locate your local recycling center at www.Earth911.com.
We utilize paper packing material in most of our non-refrigerated shipments. PAPERplus® in-the-box packaging materials are made from a combination of recycled and virgin paper. This kind of paper is durable enough to be used repeatedly and yet remains recyclable. Customers who receive paper packaging materials from us can drop them off at a local recycling center.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Coolers
We utilize EPS Coolers for our refrigerated shipments. The EPS industry has developed a nationwide infrastructure of more than 200 sites for recycling EPS products; you can locate a suitable drop-off site near you by accessing the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers at www.epspackaging.org.
Gel Ice Bricks
We also use gel ice made from a sustainable cornstarch compound in our refrigerated shipments. Each ice brick is comprised of non-toxic, food-grade gel refrigerants that will not liquefy, leak, spill or contaminate your shipment; and each brick is packaged in a durable recyclable polyethylene wrapper with heat-welded seams to ensure maximum resistance to punctures, tears and splitting. Polyethylene is recyclable in many locations, and where accepted, simply cut the thawed ice brick open to discard the liquid and recycle the pouch with other plastics at your local recycling center.