Why this is not your standard recycled plaque
This plaque is designed and made in America.
100% of the energy used to produce this plaque is offset through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs).
The material used in this product is actually recycled paper. Richlite(R) biocomposite starts out as pulp, is turned into paper and then transformed into a dense, durable, attractive material that can be tooled like wood and used for nearly any commercial or residential surface. The Richlite Company, based in the Pacific Northwest, pioneered the paper-composite surface industry beginning in 1943.
Our Richlite is purchased from a local distributor, Eco Supply Center, a longtime leader in sustainable design and a team with a tradition of giving back.
Every person at Rivanna who is involved in designing, making, assembling, engraving, packing, shipping, and accounting for this award is paid living wages or better.
By purchasing this product, you are: helping to create jobs and lift vulnerable people out of poverty,supporting a 100% woman-owned small business and a certified B Corp,reflecting your commitment to planet and community, and making a positive difference in the lives of real people.