Congressional Honor for Salazar Packaging and Our Sustainable Packaging Innovation

21 Sep 2010 Congressional Honor for Salazar Packaging and Our Sustainable Packaging Innovation

Congressional Hispanic CaucusWe are proud to announce Salazar Packaging was honored at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Public Policy Conference in Washington D.C. last week.

Our work in the sustainable packaging field including our Globe Guard product line, our patent pending Globe Guard® Reusable Box and the industry first green packaging Web store were recognized by 22 members of Congress and six Cabinet secretaries at the closing plenary session titled “Green Economy, Leading the Way” during the Latino Innovation awards ceremony.

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is the premier Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) leadership development organization in the country. CHCI’s mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders by promoting higher education, providing unmatched career development experience, and award-winning leadership development curriculum. The CHCI vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community contributing at all levels of U.S. society, business, and government.

Other Sustainability Honorees

Salazar Packaging, Inc. was one of only seventeen companies selected nationally for this honor by the CHCI. Others included Green Irene, El Puente Green Light District and La Causa. Also nominated was author Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, who nominated Salazar Packaging for this recognition.

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato is the author of Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them. Tiscareno-Sato’s book, which is scheduled for publication early next year, includes a chapter devoted to Salazar Packaging and features the numerous Hispanic people and companies making a difference in diverse areas of sustainability. Details and a pre-sales purchase discount are available at www.latinnovating.com.

We are sincerely grateful for this recognition and also gladly accept the responsibilities of leadership this honor includes. We appreciate the opportunity to be so involved in an area of packaging that is rapidly growing in terms of volume and worldwide importance.