CORRECTED: Yerecic Label is touting its 2013 environmental achievements.

CORRECTED: Yerecic Label touts environmental achievementsBy using positive environmental practices, the New Kensington, Pa.-based Yerecic helps its customers improve their own sustainability goals, according to a news release.

Waste matrix, the excess material after machinery cuts each label separately, remains the biggest landfill issue facing the label industry, according to the release.

Yerecic’s new Waste to Energy program invests in diverting excess production material from landfills to a recycling program that recycles it into energy resources, according to the release.

By purchasing a baler machine in early 2013, Yerecic has recycled more than 670,000 pounds of waste into renewable energy.

“The investment for this program is well worth it,” Yerecic president Art Yerecic said in the release. “We felt a strong responsibility to create a positive change in the label industry.”

Yerecic has also set a goal of being 100% landfill free in 2014, according to the release.

Yerecic clients include The Kroger Co., Cincinnati; Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario; and Misionero Vegetables, Gonzales, Calif., according to the release.

Corrected: This article originally mischaracterized the environmental responsibility accomplishments Yerecic Label has achieved in 2013