Conagra Brands has announced it will work toward making 100% of its current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025. This goal accompanies ongoing efforts to reduce the overall use of plastic.
According to the company, it has already made progress against its sustainable packaging goal with the introduction of plant-based bowls used in Healthy Choice Power Bowls products. The bowls, which are made from fiber, have helped Conagra avoid the use of more than 2.1 million pounds of plastic packaging since being introduced in 2017.
Over the next few years, the company aims to avoid the use of an additional 33 million pounds of plastic through further development of plant-based packaging options and other packaging innovations. Conagra will also ensure all packaging features a How2Recycle label to provide clarity to consumers so that they put more materials into recycling bins.
“We’ve set an ambitious goal, and we look forward to working with our suppliers and others in the industry to identify innovative solutions that maintain food safety and freshness while also reducing our packaging footprint,” said Corey Berends, senior vice president, R&D for Conagra Brands.
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