Colbert Packaging Teaches Students About the Origin of Paperboard and Recycling
Wisconsin Eagle/10182099

Students prepared saplings in paperboard planters.
Students learn about the lifecycle of trees and sustainable packaging

KENOSHA, Wis. - WisconsinEagle -- Students at Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School, in Trevor, Wisconsin, celebrated Earth Week by learning about the cycle of life from trees to paper and back to trees. Corporate neighbor Colbert Packaging presented the outreach and educational program to 50 eager and engaged second-grade students. The interactive session is dubbed TICCIT, which stands for "Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees." Designed by the Paperboard Packaging Council (of which Colbert Packaging is a member), the program teaches young learners about the role trees play in the environment and our economy. It also highlights the importance of sustainable packaging and recycling. After a lively slideshow discussion, students are invited to prepare and take home their very own tree sapling in a paperboard planter.

"Paperboard packaging is a renewable resource and an important part of the circular economy. Colbert's commitment to sustainability also includes supporting renewable energy through our investment in Wind RECs and engaging in an ongoing effort toward zero manufacturing waste to landfill," said Corporate Compliance Manager Jeff MacDougall. "It's an honor to present this program to an area school and share our passion for environmental stewardship with the next generation."

More on Wisconsin Eagle
Students and teachers participated with great enthusiasm. Second Grade Teacher Mary Fenske stated, "It was one of the best presentations I've ever heard, in all of my 38 years of teaching! The kids were very engaged and listening!"

Created by members of the Paperboard Packaging Council in 2010, TICCIT now reaches more than 40,000 individuals annually. The program is available to schools, organizations, home schools and sponsors (like Colbert) across the country. Visit for more information. For more information about Colbert Packaging, visit

Founded in 1959, Colbert Packaging has grown its repertoire of paperboard packaging solutions into one of the most comprehensive diverse and inventive portfolios in the industry, serving pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer goods customers. Colbert's Kenosha, Wisconsin facility produces offset and flexographic printed folding cartons, pressure-sensitive roll labels and package inserts; the Elkhart, Indiana operation includes folding carton production and paper tray forming. Learn more at


Source: New Leaf Communications Group
Filed Under: Manufacturing

Show All News | Report Violation


Latest on Wisconsin Eagle

Popular on WisconsinEagle

Similar on WisconsinEagle