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W. H. Leary Celebrates Earth Day with Local School

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

TINLEY PARK, IL– Local company W. H. Leary led an Earth Day event today educating Southwest Chicago Christian School’s Tinley Park Campus on the biodegradability of paper-based packaging and providing students and teachers with a tree to plant in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd and Arbor Day on April 29th.  This initiative is part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s TICCIT Program (“Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”). 

Chris Leary, Director of Sales & Service, along with other Leary employees, presented the benefits of recycling, describing how paper is made, and explaining the many reasons why trees are so important to the environment - and all of us. The students were also introduced to the world of packaging and folding cartons.  The students had fun transporting a Colorado Blue Spruce sapling into biodegradable milk cartons, which they collected over the past school week, and will then bring the saplings home to plant in their own yards.

Kevin Leary, CEO / President of W. H. Leary, explained “TICCIT week is part of a larger initiative in the paper converting industry to educate students about the recyclability of paper products and the fact that they are more sustainable in our environment than plastic alternatives. Across the paperboard industry we’re seeing a shift towards increasing sustainability and waste reduction efforts. Educating the community about the importance of choosing paperboard packaged products, because they are a made from a uniquely renewable resource, is just one way companies in the industry are giving back.” 


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