Community Involvement

Placon believes in giving back to the communities where we live and draw some of our resources. Stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities provide a better environment for us to live and work. We’re a company that really believes we can make a difference… and have fun doing it. Our volunteer efforts not only positively affect our community; they also help bring the Placon team closer together. Placon encourages team member volunteerism as individuals, groups and through company-sponsored programs and activities.

Placon community connections team

Led by our company-sponsored Community Connections Team, our goal is to link team members up with ways they can impact our community. Each year the Placon Community Connections Team sponsors various events from Meals on Wheels, United Way Days of Caring to local community events such as Fitchburg’s Earth Day Spring Clean Up.

Community and sustainability intertwined

Our in-house recycling facility purchases mixed bales of discarded PET water, soda bottles and plastic packaging with the #1 resin symbol on it from local Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs). These bales contain the very same bottles and plastic containers that local eco-conscious citizens have tossed into their bins to be recycled. Once processed and thoroughly cleansed, these discarded bottles and containers are given a new life as thermoformed food or retail packaging which have the ability to be recycled time and time again.

Team members who accumulate a minimum of 80 volunteer hours annually are rewarded with a company contribution to the charity/non-profit of their choice.