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Sustainability Star Awards

Become a Star

The Sonoco Sustainability Star Award program recognizes customer- and Sonoco-owned facilities for achieving significant milestones in landfill diversion and waste stream reduction, and is administered through Sonoco Recycling.

Achievement Levels

  • Gold: Facilities achieving 99 percent landfill diversion
  • Silver: Facilities achieving 95 percent landfill diversion
  • Bronze: Facilities achieving significant landfill diversion and/or implementing a unique process towards waste reduction

Sonoco has recognized many of its own facilities, as well as a variety of its customers’ facilities, including Boeing, Fruit of the Loom, Kraft, P&G and Unilever with Gold, Silver and Bronze Sustainability Star Awards. We expect to recognize more than 25 customer facilities with a Gold Award by 2014 based on the work Sonoco Recycling is currently doing with them.


To learn how to become a Sustainability Star, call us at 800-377-2692 or download the nomination form.


Past Winners

The following plants were commended as Sonoco Sustainability Star Award winners:

  • Dillons Jackson Dairy, Hutchinson, Kan.
  • American Packaging Corporation, Flexographic Printing and Laminating Division, Story City, Iowa
  • MillerCoors, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Sonoco Global Plastics, Chatham, N.Y.
  • Procter & Gamble, Dover, Del.
  • Procter & Gamble, Lima, Ohio
  • Starbucks, Carson Valley (Minden), Nev.
  • Sonoco Tubes & Cores, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Sonoco Protective Solutions, Conyers, Ga.
  • Sonoco Flexibles, Waco, Texas
  • P&G's IAMS, Russellville, Ark.
  • Boeing South Carolina, North Charleston, S.C.
  • Cascades Sonoco, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Fruit of the Loom, Palmetto Distribution Center, Summerville, S.C.
  • Kraft Foods, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Kraft Foods, LeHigh Valley, Pa.
  • Kraft Foods, Suffolk, Va.
  • Kraft Foods, Chicago, Ill.
  • Kraft Foods, Fairlawn, N.J.
  • Kraft Foods, Naperville, Ill.
  • Kraft Foods, Scarborough, Ontario
  • Kraft Foods, East York, Ontario
  • Kraft Foods, Lakeshore, Ontario
  • Kraft Foods, Mississaugua, Ontario
  • Kraft Foods, Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Mars Chocolate North America, Waco, Texas
  • P&G, Auburn, Maine
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, Rural Hall, S.C.
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, York, Pa. 
  • Sonoco Rigid Paper and Closures, West Chicago, Ill. 
  • Unilever, Suffolk, Va. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Opp, Ala. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Delta, British Columbia 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, West Chicago, Ill. 
  • Sonoco Plastics, Hanover, Pa.
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, Bolingbrook, Ill. 
  • Sonoco Protective Solutions, New Bern, N.C. 
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, Winston Salem, N.C. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Neenah, Wis. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Hartsville, S.C. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Cincinnati, Ohio 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Baton Rouge, La. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Elon, N.C. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Robesonia, Pa. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Pittsfield, Maine 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Akron, Ind. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Morganfield, Ky. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Berthoud, Colo. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Boone, Iowa 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, City of Industry, Calif. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Lewiston, Idaho 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Woodland, Wash. 
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, St. John, Neb.
  • Sonoco Rigid Paper Containers, Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Sonoco Recycling, Savannah, Ga.
  • Sonoco Paper, Brantford, Ontario 
  • Sonoco Plastics, Addison, Ill. 
  • Sonoco Plastics, Forest City, N.C. 
  • Sonoco Plastics, Waynesville, N.C. 
  • U.S. Paper Mills Corp., Menasha, Wis.
  • Sonoco Plastics, Union, S.C.
  • Sonoco Paper, Newport, Tenn.
  • Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Tulare, California
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) Annual Event, Charleston, S.C.
  • City of Durham, N.C.