The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced today that TOSCA LTD., a Green Bay-based business that manages and services pools of returnable containers, has joined the Green Tier ranks of Wisconsin companies committed to exceeding the standards for environmental regulations.
Secretary Cathy Stepp of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources today congratulated company officials, commending them for their commitment to continually improve environmental performance.
“TOSCA LTD. is a great example of a company that works hard not only at improving its own environmental performance but in so doing impacts the sustainability of its customers as well,” said Stepp. “We are pleased that TOSCA is joining other Green Tier participants that are both environmentally and economically-minded.”
During a ceremony located at the company’s headquarters in Green Bay, DNR administrators joined employees in celebrating the plant’s accomplishments and its commitment to a greener, more sustainable economy.
“We have been practicing many green concepts for years just because they made economic sense,” noted Greg Gorski, TOSCA LTD.’s Vice-President of Operations. “We are thrilled to be recognized as Green Tier, and believe participation in this program is a competitive advantage which reflects our core values and commitment to our customers, our planet, and our team members.”
TOSCA started as a returnable and reusable container business more than fifty years ago when it sorted, cleaned, and refurbished cheese barrels for the Wisconsin dairy industry. Since that time, TOSCA has become the world’s largest supplier of American-style cheese manufacturing containers, while expanding product lines and services to the beer, fresh produce, and meat industries. By creating processes that maintain, reuse, and repair many types of containers, TOSCA keeps containers in service and out of landfills. When a container is eventually taken out of use, plastic parts go to plastic brokers for recycling into new products. When wood panels from TOSCA’s cheese boxes reach their end of life, they are re-purposed by a beehive manufacturer.
Contact(s): Curt Dhein, TOSCA LTD., Green Bay: 920-617-4005; Marcy McGrath, DNR, 920-662-5167