Ready Pac sustainability efforts honored by Walmart

Walmart presented Ready Pac Foods with its Excellence in Sustainability award. Ready Pac was recognized for actively reducing its carbon footprint with sustainable initiatives throughout the company.

Chet Rutledge, director of private brand packaging at Walmart, honored Ready Pac during this year’s 8th Annual Walmart and Sam’s Club Sustainable Packaging Exposition held in Bentonville, Ark.

The award recognized both Ready Pac and Clear Lam for packaging innovations developed for the Peel and Reseal Tray used for their mixed greens clamshell containers. The trays are a consumer and environmentally friendly development, designed to be easy to open and keep lettuce fresh while using 1/3 less plastic, allowing for an extra layer on each pallet during transport.

“The Peel-Reseal project is a great example of the collaborative work with Ready Pac and their packaging supplier, Clear Lam,” Rutledge said. “Not only does this packaging system use less material, it is more efficient throughout the supply chain. This is a project that I will use as a model for future projects.”

For complete information about Ready Pac’s active involvement in sustainable initiatives, visit here

Originally posted Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013

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