Maddux Elementary Softball Team Plants Trees to Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 22, 2011, 05:29 ET from Zumbiel Packaging

CINCINNATI, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen players from Maddux Elementary's fifth grade softball team took home pine trees this evening to plant and to celebrate Earth Day. The trees were donated by Zumbiel Packaging.

Charles Mace, Vice President of Zumbiel, handed out the trees to the players after practice. The two year-old White Pine seedlings were in planters made from the soft drink boxes that Zumbiel Packaging produces.

Mr. Mace demonstrated how to plant a tree, and he explained that pine trees are a renewable resource like corn. They can be harvested from tree farms to make paperboard soft drink boxes, and then the boxes can either be recycled or reused to make things like biodegradable planters.

The trees will consume greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and they will generate oxygen. The USDA states that trees planted strategically can reduce heating and air conditioning by 25% and 30%, and that trees can help retain rainwater and reduce erosion.

Zumbiel Packaging is a 168 year-old, family-owned company that manufactures sustainable paperboard packaging for the beverage industry. Zumbiel holds FSC and SFI chain of custody certifications and is a member of the EPA's Energy Star and Green Power Partner programs. For more information contact Tom Zumbiel at or 513-476-8120.

SOURCE Zumbiel Packaging