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S3 Sustainability Solutions

Helping companies reduce their environmental footprint and increase their sustainability efforts.

Turning Material Waste into a Material Resource

Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) provides businesses of all types with customized waste reduction programs designed to decrease waste materials going to landfills, reduce environmental impacts, improve productivity and increase profitability by converting waste streams into revenue streams.

Combining more than 100 years of experience in consumer and industrial packaging with our extensive expertise in recycling, the S3 program has been remarkably successful in helping some of the world’s leading brands achieve landfill-free status.

Innovation for your Waste Streams

The S3 Waste Reduction Team will review your facility operations and current waste and recycling processes. From there, a customized program will be defined to reduce the amount of waste to landfill and increase recycling efforts. S3 can also facilitate the sale of previously landfilled materials and identify alternative uses for the remaining waste, such as converting it into renewable energy or alternative sources for re-application. 

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Recycling Redefined

As waste streams become more complex, they demand more innovative, comprehensive solutions. At S3 we have the capabilities and expertise to design and implement programs and services to handle even the most complex material disposal, including:

  • Centralized sustainability program management
  • Full-scale waste and reclamation evaluations and audits
  • Transportation and sale of recyclable materials
  • Equipment specification and management
  • Removal of waste, recycling and organic materials
  • Continuous improvement and productivity
  • Secure destruction of branded and data materials
  • Feed and Indirect Feed operation management
  • Reduced environmental and carbon footprint

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A Trusted Legacy

S3 represents the collective expertise of Sonoco Recycling, a leading recycler in the United States. We are a division of Sonoco, one of the largest sustainable, diversified packaging companies in the world, with 23,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands.

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