According to food and beverage giant Kraft Heinz, even condiment packaging can be sustainable. The company announced this week that it's pairing up with sustainable packaging company Pulpex to develop a "paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle." The bottle, Kraft Heinz said, is aimed to be made from "100 percent sustainably sourced wood pulp." Heinz is the first sauce brand to test such packaging, the company said. "This collaboration is the latest step in its journey to reduce its environmental footprint," the company said, adding that it's part of their goal "to make all packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025." According to Pulpex's website, the containers are made from "sustainably sourced wood pulp" that's accredited by the international NGO Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which ensures products come from "responsibly managed" forests. Pulpex bottles are not currently used for food and beverage due to safety regulations, according to the company's FAQ page, but the packaging is able to be recycled with paper products, and if it thrown in the trash, the company says it will degrade. According to the company, Pulpex bottles have a carbon footprint that is 90% less than glass and 30% less than PET, a type of lightweight plastic commonly used in food and beverage containers. Kraft Heinz is also aiming to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. "Packaging waste is an industrywide challenge that we must all do our part to address," Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio said . . . read the full article here.
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