POPULAS recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and using resources intelligently. We continuously evaluate our products to maximize usability for end users, and we also seek to make improvements to our raw materials and packaging to increase the use of recycled and sustainable products, thereby reducing our environmental footprint. Our manufacturing facility emits no particulates, waste water or air pollution.
The POPULAS brand stands for strength and reliability. Our products utilize green core panels that comprise 100% recycled fiber, contain no added urea formaldehyde in the manufacturing process, are EPP* certified, moisture resistant, and contribute to achieving LEED credits.
We are focused on environmental stewardship and evaluate our actions, looking for opportunities to improve when and where possible. Below see the LEED category, requirements and possible credits/points for our Vox, Infinity, Accella, and Equity product lines, including accessories:
Indoor Environment: Quality IEQ 4.4: Composite wood products used on the interior of the building
shall contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins, 1 point.
Materials & Resources: MR 4.1: Sum of recycled content constitutes at least 10% of materials
in the project, 1 point. EPP* certified 100% recycled fiber**
Materials & Resources: MR 4.2: Sum of recycled content constitutes at least 20% of materials
in the project, 1 point in addition to MR 4.1.EPP* certified 100% recycled fiber**
Materials & Resources: MR 7: Certified Wood, based on 50% (min) of all wood must be Forest
Stewardship Council Certified. Available FSC certified upon request, 1 point mixed credit.
Packaging of all POPULAS products consists of corrugated fiberboard with 85%-100% post consumer recycled content; boxes used for shipping have 40% recycled content with 15% of that from post consumer waste. When packaging requires foam we use environmentally friendly foams such as Green Cell, made from high-grade cornstarch that is biodegradable, or Re-Grind Recycled Polyurethane foam, which is made of recycled polyurethane that has been reclaimed.
*Finished panel embodies an Environmentally Preferred Product (EPP)
**100% recycled fiber refers to ECO-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard CPA 4-11 Oct 2011