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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2013 Governor's Sustainability Award Winner: JL Clark

2013 Governor's Sustainability Award Winner: JL Clark

Chances are you have something in your house or office that is made by J.L. Clark. This mid-sized packaging design and manufacturing company, based in Rockford, makes product containers and casing for such brands as Burt's Bees, Energizer, Hershey's, and McCormick Company. For J.L. Clark, thinking locally about product design and resource usage is also acting globally -- making products that are recyclable and which minimize environmental impact. In 2013, J.L. Clark received their second Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award for the hard work they have put into energy savings, waste reduction, and operational improvements. In 2012 alone, the energy saving and waste reduction projects undertaken by J.L. Clark resulted in annualized financial savings of over $335,000.


Illinois Sustainable Technology Center via IDEALS

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
April 2014

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