Good for the Environment
Environmentally Friendly Packaging
You can feel good knowing you’re buying a product from a company that’s environmentally conscious. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste created by making our products, and within the packaging itself. All of our packaging is recyclable, and all paper used comes from environmentally managed forests.
We choose suppliers that are taking initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment. For example, our shelf stable packaging supplier, Tetra Pak, has implemented the following sustainability measures:
- Reduced paperboard weight by 18% while still maintaining the integrity of the packaging.
- Reduced plastic in the inner layer of their packages.
- Decreased aluminum thickness by 30% since the 1960s, they are using the thinnest foil possible with today’s technologies.
Our 1.89litre gable supplier Evergreen Packaging, has certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) for Certified Fiber Sourcing and Chain-of- Custody. Through SFI certification, independent auditors verify compliance with SFI performance measures specific to the protection of lands that are ecologically, geologically, historically, or culturally significant. This includes specific requirements for protecting spiritual sites important to indigenous peoples. Evergreen Packaging is also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain- of-Custody certified for all facilities.
Evergreen’s facilities strive for environmental excellence through a "REDUCE/RECYCLE/REUSE/RENEW" policy. The facilities segregate and recycle:
- Kraft paper waste
- Poly coated paper waste
- Paper dust waste
- Paper cores
- Paper core plugs
Evergreen is also involved in composting. The use of compost benefits soil by replacing vital nutrients, amending soil texture and retaining moisture. The use of compost also makes the application of fertilizers unnecessary, another environmental and cost diverting benefit. Healthy, nutrient-rich soil produces more fruits and vegetables.