ATM paper provider Telemark, Arbor Day Foundation partner in reforestation program
The Arbor Day Foundation and Telemark Diversified Graphics, a provider of ATM thermal paper, have partnered to plant 30,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley.
The partnership was launched by Telemark as part of the company's sustainability efforts, and will be supported by a percentage of Telemark sales over the course of three years, with plans to continue the program long-term, a company press release said.
"We are grateful to have Telemark as a partner, becoming stewards of our nation's forests," Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe said in the release. "Thanks to Telemark's partnership, thousands of trees will be planted to help clean the air, protect water resources, and restore habitat and beauty to forests that have suffered devastation."
The Mississippi River Valley once was covered with 25 million acres of forestland; today, less than 5 million acres remain forested, which has dramatically affected the ecosystem, according to the release.
"Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, our aim is to replace the trees used to manufacture our customers' products, and plant them in areas that need them most," said Brandon Kent, Telemark Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "They are vital to our environment and overall quality of life. As the first thermal paper manufacturer conducting this type of reforestation campaign, we hope to serve as the model for others in similar businesses."