In 2015, the United Nations (UN) announced 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) for all member nations to strive to achieve by 2030. The SDGs “provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet now and into the future.” For more information on the SDG’s, visit the United Nations sustainable development web site. (click here)
The influence of the SDGs on nations can be found through legislation and policies implemented to accomplish the goals. Every country is monitored and scored based on progress. Countries pursuit of these goals drives some of the cultural and societal changes we experience in our daily lives. The policies influence education, businesses, and the public to create change. Our long-term sustainability efforts are geared around the SDG goals that apply most directly to our business and our country.
Our mission is to help people acquire custom bags.
Our vision to support the mission is to manufacture in an increasingly sustainable direction to promote a…
Healthy Planet (SDGs #13, #14, #15)
Healthy People (SDG #3)
Healthy Company (SDGs #8, #9, #12)
Our vision alignment with the SDGs is crucial to a better future.
The vision is born out of a deep rooted influence from our founder and past owner. The quotes below helped facilitate the creation of our vision.
-Founder Don Strevell’s 1st business card in 1961.
“When it is easy to be nice, and nice to be liked, who can afford not to be both?”
-Bill Romer, Company owner from 1967 to 2003
“We are here to provide for the 70 families. Our people are why we do what we do.”
“As current owners since 2003, we are the third generation to run the family business. The quotes above have always had and always will have a foundational influence on how we operate every day. Our evolving vision retains the deep roots of our history while also providing our company a strong tie to the need to make positive contributions to our community and our planet. We know this is a group effort. We look forward to engaging with our customers, vendors and community at large to make positive change.”– Current owners Trent Romer & Todd Romer
Clear View Bag’s sustainability plan to achieve the macro goals is an ongoing and evolving process. As we learn more, more sustainable options, targets, measurable and implementation of those options will occur and be documented here. Below are our continuing efforts on our sustainable journey. Please click the tabs below to learn more about each initiative.
- Waste Reduction
- New Material Options
- Organization Affiliation
- Internal Energy Use
- Zero Hazardous Waste
- Clean-Up Efforts
- Design Guide
- Print to Educate on Material and End-of-Life Options
- Packaging Options
- Recycling Components
- Accuracy: Proofing and Sampling Program
Waste Week 2019
June 17th to June 20th will be Waste Week here at Clear View Bag. Through a series of instructional videos, interactive information exchanges, hands-on experiences, and gaming, we will bring increased attention to our internal waste and how we can prevent it. The theme of this years week is "Awareness to Action" as we hope all can learn and apply the information in a way to help reduce our waste. Our plant goal for 2019 is a 25% internal waste reduction. Our June Waste Week will help us move increasingly towards the goal.
The links and the attachments to the above initiatives are listed here again for easy navigation: Packaging design guide; How2Recycle® Labeling System; Labeling to educate; Bulk Box Packaging Option, Recycling Components; Maximize the Packouts; What is Sustainability?; Circular Economy: Re-Options; Harvard University Exectutive Education on Sustainability; A Glimpse into the Future of Plastic Bags; Circular Economy: Compostable Material; Clear View Bag and the Circular Economy