When considering the life cycle of sustainable packaging, cradle-to-cradle, MAP strategic partnerships actively translate to a commitment to sustainability by addressing the goals behind the 7 R’s. Our unique capabilities combined with our partnerships result in sustainable packaging proven to perform on all levels.

What Are The 7 R’s of Sustainability:

  • Remove – Remove unnecessary packaging and harmful materials.
  • Reduce – Reduce packaging design so that it is appropriately sized without excess sizing.
  • Reuse – Reuse recycled materials.
  • Renewable – Use resources made out of renewable materials.
  • Recyclable – Make packaging out of materials that can be recycled.
  • Revenue – Meet cost effective goals when creating sustainable packaging.
  • Read – We work hard to stay up-to-date on the latest information regarding sustainability to develop better methods going forward.


Every capital decision by MAP has been made to extend value while considering costs; that will continue whether decisions are customer based or community based. MAP continues to practice responsible use of renewable resources, source reduction in our designs, and partnering with suppliers committed to sustainability initiatives.

We have selected paper manufacturers with well managed forestry programs. Our ink suppliers have been developing premier water-based inks and coatings for over 25 years.

Our tested expertise has lead to patented designs of durability and strength that inherently require less fiber. MAP embraces industry alliances throughout North America, reducing transit from plant to customer. Our participation in exchange and recycling programs, guarantees materials are reclaimed, reused and renewed.