TLMI’s L.I.F.E. Program
In 2009, TLMI introduced its L.I.F.E. program to its converter and supplier members. L.I.F.E. (Label Initiative for the Environment) was developed by TLMI in order to assist the association’s members with finding cost effective ways to reduce their company’s environmental footprint.
What is L.I.F.E. About?
TLMI’s goal in creating the L.I.F.E. Program was to offer an audited certification process tailored specifically to the narrow web printing and converting industry. Examples of elements that companies address in undergoing the L.I.F.E. certification process include the recycle-compatibility of adhesives; the source and destination of liner materials and how narrow web companies are driving recycling programs for these materials; and material construction light-weighting (adopting thinner constructions that generate less waste). Front office issues are also addressed such as total energy utilization, where that energy is coming from and what a business is doing to actively reduce its overall carbon footprint.
Where can I learn more?
Full details on the program including an FAQ, costs estimates, and all the necessary forms and instructions are available in the Members Section. We also offer a L.I.F.E. mentoring program which pairs interested members with peers who have been through the certification process and can share tips and insight. Contact us.
Testimonials About L.I.F.E.
Our ultimate goal is to send nothing to landfill…”
— Lori Campbell, Chief of Operations, The Label Printers
We believe the benefits of recycling far outweigh the costs…”
— Art Yerecic, President, Yerecic Label
It is imperative that we be environmental leaders and run a sustainable business…”
— John Crosby, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Grand Rapids Label
Being environmentally conscious is like any other mission…”
— Kathy Alaimo, President, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing
Jason Pearson, Former President and CEO of GreenBlue, a nonprofit sustainability institute whose projects include the renowned and respected Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) recently made the following comment about the L.I.F.E. Certification Program. “I am very impressed with the intelligent and balanced approach which TLMI has developed. This program provides a flexible, robust framework for encouraging continuous improvement.”
To read more responses to the program please, click here.