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Constantia Flexibles Clarksville Tennessee won “Best Overall Green Business” last Thursday evening at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification programs Annual Awards Banquet. Over 100 businesses are certified in the program which was rolled out in 2011. This honor is huge, as the site just recently completed the Green Certification process.

The evening featured monumental achievements. Three organisations were recognised at the end of the program for their exceptional environmental practices, befitting the CMCGCP vision of embracing and practicing conservation, innovation and responsibility for the future. Those three were the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Operations Department, first green-certified in 2012; American Snuff, first certified in 2014; and from this year’s class, the winner was Constantia Flexibles.

Constantia Flexibles is proud of EHS Manager Bettina Perkins and Project Engineer James Stacey as their leadership and coordination pushed us to this opportunity to make a difference in our community and our world. “We’ve actively been doing this (conserving energy and the environment) as a company for over 30 years,” said Bettina Perkins, Environmental, Health and Safety manager for Constantia Flexibles, moments after receiving the evening’s final award.

“Our facility keeps materials such as paper, plastic, cardboard, printer cartridges, electronics and more out of the local landfill by recycling, reuse or repurposing. One of our largest recycling efforts, the solvent recovery system, enables us to recover, and reuse solvent; saving the company money and keeping it out of the environment by disposing of it or burning it. In addition to all we are currently doing to save energy and water, Constantia Flexibles – Clarksville takes an active approach in keeping our environmental impact down and we are continuously finding new ways to reduce, reuse, recycle waste and to reduce energy. Just a few of our goals for the future are: reduce energy by changing to LED lamps throughout the facility, increase recycling of lead batteries through Bi-County and increase the purchase of recycled office products.” Perkins gave full credit for the certification to the employees for doing their part in upholding the company’s recycling and environmental procedures/efforts.

Constantia Flexibles is a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels with 54 production plants in 23 countries, serving around 4000 customers globally. Two of the most recognisable companies Constantia Flexibles – Clarksville serves are Anheuser-Busch/InBev and Bush Bros.

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