Volpi Foods has turned its attention toward its packaging in its quest for sustainable options. The fourth-generation, family-owned meat provider has announced its new Eco-Pack™ packaging will now be used for its line of award-winning premium cured meats.
"Our goal is to reduce the use of single-use plastic packaging, and we are proud to have achieved this," says Lorenza Pasetti, Chief Executive Officer. "For all of us to do our part in reducing plastic use, we know companies like ours need to make meaningful changes in how we package our products. It's a win-win for consumers; why not buy a delicious product that's in eco-friendly packaging?"
The new paper material used for Eco-Pack is curbside recyclable once separated from its thin liner, according to a release. Additionally, the shelf-life of the packaging is equal to its previous plastic packaging, so food waste will not increase due to the switch.
This packaging will take Volpi’s sustainability efforts up a notch by implementing even more plastic reductions. In 2021, Volpi transitioned its entire pre-sliced line to its first Eco-Pack, which reduced plastic use by 70 percent. Since this launch, Volpi has diverted over 128 tons of plastic, reducing plastic by 80 percent.
Grocery retailers across the United States will start carrying the new Eco-Pack version this summer.
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