BDC Awards Green Bay Packaging with 2022 Outstanding Innovation Award

Green Bay Packaging Awarded BDC Award
Left to right – Masood Akhtar (BDC), Matthew Szymanski (Green Bay Packaging), Wes Ward (Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture)

Green Bay Packaging Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Innovation Award

Little Rock, Arkansas, November 15, 2022The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored Green Bay Packaging with the 2022 Outstanding Innovation Award for their culture of innovation through partnerships.

“BDC is proud to honor Green Bay Packaging with its Outstanding Innovation Award,” said BDC President and Co-Founder, Masood Akhtar. “Green Bay Packaging is a great example of a company that has developed a rich culture of innovation and is willing to be first in the deployment of new processes that will add value to operations and make the company more competitive and sustainable.”

“It is an honor for us to be recognized by BDC. This award is special to us because we strive for a culture of innovation through partnerships focusing on creating inventive and economical solutions for our customers. We accept this award on behalf of our team who is dedicated to making Green Bay Packaging a leader in innovation,” said Matthew Szymanski, Vice President of Mill Operations, who received the award on behalf of Green Bay Packaging

About Green Bay Packaging
Established in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturing company consisting of corrugated container plants, a folding carton facility, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label roll stock plants, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging is dedicated to the innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on safety, sustainability, quality, and continuous improvement throughout all 38 facilities in 16 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

About Biorenewable Deployment Consortium LLC
BDC assists with the deployment of leading-edge advanced biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts technologies that do not require any long-term subsidy making them more profitable and sustainable. Since its inception in 2006, BDC has been established as an unbiased and trustworthy international company for the forest products industry, chemical industry, service and technology providers, government, and academic institutions. BDC conducts unbiased due diligence, identifies end-users and off-takers, technology and service providers, and funding providers under its brokering partnership initiative. BDC provides webinars, writes articles, and holds an annual forum, which includes a tour of a pilot, demo, or commercial facility, all while providing networking opportunities. For more information, visit BDC at www.biorenewabledc.com.

To learn more about Green Bay Packaging’s positive impact on surrounding areas click here

Green Bay Mill to Host Green Bay Explorers Tour

Green Bay Packaging Green Bay Mill Division is hosting the Green Bay Engineering and Technology Career Explorers group February 3, 2014, for an educational tour focusing on environmental engineering, education, and career opportunities.

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Green Bay Packaging Awarded Fourth Consecutive Green Master Designation

Green Bay, Wis. – Green Bay Packaging Wisconsin operations were recognized as a Green Master for the
fourth consecutive year at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Annual Conference Dec. 13, 2013. GBP, specifically its Wisconsin divisions, is one of a select group of companies to earn the Green Master designation, the highest tier in the Green Masters Program, established by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. As a Green Master, GBP performed actions in nine sustainability areas, including energy, water, waste and social actions,
and scored in the top twenty percent of all participating companies. The conference, held this year at Lands’ End headquarters in Dodgeville, Wis., is the only conference in Wisconsin designed specifically for direct business-to-business sharing of sustainability achievements. The conference saw a record attendance, with 345 attendees and 167 companies participating in the program.


About Green Bay Packaging Inc.
Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of
corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label
rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay,
Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry
resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all of its
manufacturing facilities in 14 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit
www.gbp.com. Green Bay Packaging focuses on multiple sustainability areas.
About Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
The WI Sustainable Business Council is a network of Wisconsin businesses and organizations that are
actively involved, or just interested in, the challenge of sustainability and corporate responsibility. The
council works to educate businesses and organizations in Wisconsin about sustainability, and brings
together companies with similar sustainability goals. For more information on the Green Masters Program
and the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, visit http://www.wisconsinsustainability.com/greenmasters/

ProGreen® Featured in Global Green USA Video on Recyclable Box Testing

ProGreen®, Green Bay Packaging’s innovative wax-alternative coating process, was recently featured in a video released by Global Green USA. The video details the result of their 2012 pilots to test recyclable produce boxes.

Global Green USA teamed up with the Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to test wax-alternatives such as ProGreen®. The wax-alternative coated boxes were tested with a variety of wet cooling processes, such as vacuum cooling, hydro-vac, and hydro-cooling processes.

To view the video on the Global Green USA YouTube Channel, click here.

To view the Global Green USA press release about the video, click here.

Green Bay Packaging Receives Third Consecutive Green Master Award

Green Bay Packaging Wisconsin operations were recognized as a Green Master for the third consecutive year at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Annual Conference Dec. 7, 2012.

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Arkansas Kraft Mill Featured in Paper360 November/December Issue

The Green Bay Packaging Arkansas Kraft Mill was featured in the Paper360 magazine’s November/December 2012 issue, in an article titled “Proud to be a Papermaker: Achieving Zero Landfill of Fiber.”

The article highlights the Mill’s closed-loop recycling project using state-of-the-art equipment and an innovative process which helped them become one of the first mills to achieve zero-landfill of fiber collected from the waste treatment system.

To view the article starting on page 8, please click the link below.

Proud to be a Papermaker: Achieving Zero Landfill of Fiber

Green Bay Packaging Honored with 2012 AF&PA Sustainability Award

Green Bay Packaging Honored with 2012 AF&PA Sustainability Award. Green Bay Packaing is a

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Green Bay Packaging Featured in Global Sustainability TV Series

September 13, 2012

Green Bay Packaging and the company’s commitment to environmental and sustainable stewardship was featured by Global Sustainability TV, a production hosted by former supermodel Kim Alexis that highlights global sustainability topics. The series was created to educate the community about environmental sustainability initiatives of both individuals and companies.

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Baltimore Division Accepted into Maryland Green Registry

August 7, 2012

Baltimore, Md. – The Green Bay Packaging Inc. Baltimore Division achieved membership to the Maryland Green Registry, for its continued efforts in environmental and sustainable stewardship.

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Receives Second Green Masters Award

December 22, 2011

Green Bay Packaging Inc. was recognized for a second time as a Green Masters company at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Annual Conference on Dec. 8, 2011.

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