Thinking about making some sustainability-minded tweaks to your dairy packaging? Don’t think too long. When it comes to food and beverage packaging, consumer expectations have never been “greener” than they are today.
The dairy company debuted the first fully renewable milk carton and post-consumer recycled gallon milk jug in the United States.
April 27, 2022
Clover Sonoma — a Certified B Corporation and third-generation family-owned and operated dairy based in Petaluma, Calif. — said it received recognition for sustainable packaging innovation through California Creamery Operators Association’s first Sustainability award.
The companies will open up the packaging recipe to encourage all brands to leverage the breakthrough in their manufacturing processes.
August 12, 2021
Camarillo, Calif.-based Zume, a sustainability solutions company creating economically viable substitutes for single-use plastics, announced a partnership with Wilmington, Del.-based Solenis, a producer of specialty chemicals.
The dairy packaging sector is becoming an increasingly active center of innovation. Growing shopper interest in sustainability, along with changing eating habits, is resulting in the steady development of more eco-friendly designs and packaging in a wider array of shapes and sizes.
A company’s environmental sustainability story — or lack thereof — is increasingly influencing consumer purchasing habits. In fact, a recent survey from IBM Institute for Business Value found that 54% of consumers “are willing to pay a premium for brands that are sustainable and/or environmentally responsible.”
When it comes to their sustainability efforts, dairy processors would be wise to count product packaging as a critical element. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, containers and packaging make up a major portion of the United States’ municipal solid waste, amounting to 82.2 million tons in 2018 alone (the latest year for which data are available).
The company was lauded for its Integritite PCR collation shrink film.
June 7, 2021
Chicago-based TC Transcontinental Packaging said it was named the winner for Innovations in Sustainability in this year’s Flexographic Technical Association Sustainability Excellence Award competition for its Integritite post-consumer recycled (PCR) collation shrink film.