Category: Sustainability

Help Your Customers Make Spring Grilling Easy- with BBQ Buddy!

With Spring right around the corner, it’s that time of year to start daydreaming of tailgating, outdoor parties and trips to the beach. Is there a better way to welcome in the warm weather than firing up the grill for the first time of the year?  The deliciously smoky scent of food grilling is a sure harbinger of Spring…and with those days coming sooner than we realize, it’s time to make sure that your customers are stocked up and prepared for the biggest outdoor cooking season of the year. Novelis has an excitingly innovative product that offers a perfect solution...

P&G Case Pack Change to Dawn and Joy Reflects Commitment to Sustainability

Proctor & Gamble is converting case packaging of their 1 Gallon bottles of Dawn and Joy Commercial Dishwashing detergents. The change is no surprise to many in the industry, as the current industry standard uses case packs of 4/1 Gallon, whereas Dawn and Joy, until recently, was sold in 3/1 gallon case packs. Nothing about the product itself or the individual bottles’ packaging will change, but the case pack change does support P&G’s commitment to sustainability. P&G’s sustainability/operations goal for the future is as follows: “Deliver an additional 20% reduction in energy consumption, CO2 emissions, disposed waste and water consumption...

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Foam or Paper? An Unbiased Comparison

With a wealth of information available that argues both sides, the decision between using polystyrene foam or wax-lined paper disposables is not an easy choice. The paper industries and environmentalists argue that polystyrene foam is non-biodegradable, non-recyclable, and toxic in the landfill. Foam manufacturers argue that, since foam is 90% air, its effect on landfills is minimal and requires less energy to produce than wax-lined paper. To respond to both arguments, unbiased, we at RJ Schinner have put together an FAQ sheet to aid your customers in making a choice that works for them. Q. Paper is Recyclable… So Paper...

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New- Fresh Products’ Spiced Apple Bowl Clip, Perfect for the Holidays

The holidays are a happy time, often conjuring up memories of the sweet smells of pine trees, cookies baking, mulled cider, and pumpkin pie. The holidays are also a very busy time, meaning stores, restaurants and even offices have a harder time keeping up on a clean bathroom- making the smells of the season less than desirable. Fresh Products has a solution for that! In business since 1941, Fresh Products is the #1 manufacturer of industrial and institutional block deodorants in the USA. Their environmentally-conscious designs mean more freshening power in a smarter, more efficient product. Just in time for...

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RJ Schinner Joins Foodservice Packaging Institute

RJ Schinner Redistribution is pleased to announce our membership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), adding us to their growing list of converters, suppliers, and affiliate members. For over 75 years, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) has been the material-neutral trade association for converters, raw material and machinery suppliers of single-use foodservice packaging products. Our membership with FPI will enable us to stay abreast of knowledge related to the industry, giving us deeper insight into market trends, product information, and valuable market research that will enable us to help you better serve your customers. This membership comes at a time...

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Earth Friendly Issues New Catalog for 2013-2014

The latest Earth Friendly Catalog is now available for viewing and downloading from our Literature by Vendor page. Earth Friendly manufactures and sells cleaning products that are made without any harmful chemicals, making them one of the many green-cleaning solutions offered at RJ Schinner. Over 17 of Earth Friendly’s products are certified as sustainable/green by organizations such as USDA and the EPA, and they have received several awards for their all natural products and sustainable practices. “These products currently carry USDA Biobased Certification: Pet Dander-Out, Window Cleaner Vinegar, Window Cleaner Lavender, Orange Plus Complete, Orange Plus Concentrate, Orange Plus RTU,...

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Innovation and Industry: Hispanic Heritage Month

RJ Schinner is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th each year. Originally established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by Lyndon B. Johnson, it was expanded to 30 days by Ronald Reagan in 1988. In conjunction with this celebration of the culture and innovations brought about by Latinos around the world, RJ Schinner has now made Spanish-language catalogs available to distributors, to serve our growing Spanish-speaking customer base. According to the 2010 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language spoken at home by almost 37...

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RJ Schinner is Now Selling PrimeWare- a Greener Solution

As the leaves outside are changing to the beautiful colors of Autumn, RJ Schinner has just become a little more green. Introducing PrimeWare, a full product line of biodegradable and compostable tableware for foodservice and commercial use, that is produced using environmentally safe materials such as sugar cane. Certified by BPI as well as ASTM for it’s biodegradable and compostable properties, PrimeWare is another one of many brands currently offered by RJ Schinner that will aid your business in reducing their carbon footprint on the path to sustainable practices. Just who is PrimeWare? This excerpt, taken from their website, helps...