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problem of trash as well as the
impact of not only the things
we're producing but also the
production process?
What were the most significant
challenges?
Kimberly Paxton: Initially it
was the cost. A sustainable Lok
was more expensive and nobody
wanted to pay for it. Over the past
few years, the tide has turned on
that and people will pay more for
a product that does less harm to
the environment. They will also
force their countries to change
the rules to make it mandatory
if need be.
What has intrigued suppliers,
partners, customers
the most about your
sustainability journey?
Stephanie Jackson: I
think in our industry, we
have been at the forefront.
The new 910A Automatic Bag
Closing Machine developed by
Kwik Lok.
It doesn't mean we know all the
answers but we're learning, we're
talking, we're growing, and we're
trying to find new solutions.
Kimberly Paxton: I remember
being at IBIE two years ago. Before
the show, we approached
a couple of plastic bag companies.
And we said to them, " We
want to partner up with you
and show off your sustainable
bag alongside our sustainable
Eco-Lok at this next show. "
We had several people pass
on it. A few weeks later they're
walking around the trade show
there in Las Vegas and they see
somebody else's name on that
sustainable bag next to our sustainable
closure and they realized,
whoa, we don't want to be
at the back of the pack.
We invite partnerships. If opportunities
aren't a match today,
in a few months we're still there
with open arms. Together we all
need to find solutions for the future.
And we're ready to step in
with anybody else who wants to
take that journey with us.
What global challenges do
you see?
There's a lot of solutions that
are being called for globally that
aren't necessarily the best solution
for the big problems that
we have. I think that over time,
we're going to come together
as a world and really focus in
on what is going to move the
needle on the big problems. We
need to define and agree on
what our goals for the health of
this planet are and what we can
do to best meet those goals.
What's next?
Kimberly Paxton: We want to
make sure that the fourth generation
in this family business
has a lot of opportunity available
to them as human beings
as well as business owners.
We need to continue to build
partnerships, because it's really
about doing this together.
That is why we joined the U.S.
Plastics Pact last year. As we
prepare the next generation to
step in and do their best in this
journey, we want them to experience
the joy of collaborating
with like-minded people and
companies. It's a lot more fun
when you do it that way.
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