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Odwalla gets PlantBottle packaging

BY Allison Cerra

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. Odwalla is getting greener.

By March 2011, all of the brand’s single-serve bottles will tote PlantBottle packaging. The new Odwalla package, which will be 100% recyclable, will help to reduce dependence on nonrenewable resources, the company said.

 

“Plants do such a good job of making our juice, Odwalla hired them to help make our bottles,” said Alison Lewis, president at Odwalla. “Doing good things for the community and building a business with heart are core guiding principles of Odwalla’s vision. PlantBottle packaging is just the latest step in our continued commitment to the environment. … [It] can be recycled again and again in today’s recycling facilities. The redesigned plastic represents a significant step in our sustainability efforts and in protecting the planet."

 

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Progresso introduces Lemon Pepper Panko

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS Progresso is introducing a product that can give any dish effortless flavor.

The newest addition to the Progresso line of panko breadcrumbs now includes Lemon Pepper Panko, which adds crispiness and flavor to any meal without the fuss.

Progresso’s line of panko breadcrumbs are available at grocery stores nationwide for $2.49 per 8-oz.package.

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Stonyfield Farm gets plant-based packaging for yogurt products

BY Allison Cerra

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. Clear Lam Packaging has developed a new plastic derived from plants to be used as packaging for products from Stonyfield Farm.

Stonyfield Farm’s yogurt multipacks now feature the new packaging, which uses 93% renewable resources, primarily plant-based Ingeo PLA (polylactic acid), Clear Lam Packaging said. The new packaging is being used for every Stonyfield Farm multipack yogurt cup, including YoBaby, YoToddler and YoKids, as well as BHealthy, B-Well, Probiotic and O’Soy.

 

“Stonyfield Farm has invested significantly in finding innovative new packaging alternatives that reduce our dependency on oil and other finite resources, and we’re thrilled that Clear Lam was able to offer an industry-leading packaging solution to help support their sustainable packaging initiatives,” said James Sanfilippo, president and CEO of Clear Lam Packaging.

 

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