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and highlights the importance of recycling. In addi- tion, TICCIT beautifies the community by increasing the number of trees planted. West Essex Updates Workflow With Hybrid Software West Essex Graphics, a full-service design, prepress, and platemaking company with facilities in Fairfield, New Jersey, and Columbus, Indiana, has fully adopted HYBRID Software’s PACKZ Native PDF editor for file preparation and layout work. Previously, West Essex Graphics was utilizing HYBRID Software’s capabilities for production ticketing, planning and plate utilizing and tracking functionality.West Essex Graphics has de- cided to adopt PACKZ to further streamline its graph- ics production. US Tape And Label Forms Cannabis-Focused Division US Tape and Label (USTL) in St Louis, Missouri, has formed a new cannabis-focused division; USTL Canna Pack. The new arm of the now 70-year-old company will focus on the cannabis market.The company offers both flexographic and digital platforms.

In honor of Earth Day, Colbert Packaging Corpora- tion, Lake Forest, Illinois, a provider of paperboard packaging solutions, visited Elmwood Park Elementa- ry School to teach 89 first grade students about the environmental benefits of trees and paper. In partner- ship with the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), employees from Colbert Packaging presented the TICCIT Program, short for “Trees Into Cartons, Car- tons Into Trees.” “We plant trees with the kids to spark interest and personal connection to the environment,” said Col- bert Operations Manager Jeff MacDougall.“It may be a small act, but we trust it’s one that will help to foster a sense of wonder and responsibility for this amazing resource.” Led by Jeff MacDougall, the Colbert Packag- ing team included Rey Diaz, Ryan Jackson,Allison Hal- liwell,Tommy Senn andWanda Speer. The program showed participants that the carton, planted directly in the ground, provides protection and a natural water funnel for the new tree.As the tree grows, the carton will break down and complete the “trees into cartons, cartons into trees” cycle.The TIC- CIT curriculum teaches the next generation that trees are a sustainable crop, just like fruits and vegetables,

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