12 May '11, 6am

Campbell's Cuts Packaging, Creates More Waste

Campbell’s saved more than 4.5 million pounds of steel, plastic and paper packaging materials in 2010, but its waste disposal rate was up 15 percent, according to the firm’s latest corporate social responsibility report. The food company said that improvements in the past two years eliminated more than 9.3 million pounds of packaging materials. Campbell’s developed formal sustainability guidelines on packaging in FY2009. Last year, its packaging changes included converting Pepperidge Farms’ Baked Naturals line of products to recycled paperboard and completing the first test of returnable corrugated cases for Goldfish products. The company redesigned the packaging of its Shapes and Jatz products in Australia, reducing paperboard by 440,000 pounds and eliminating 12,000 pallets from distribution. In 2010 it also transitioned one of its supplies of PET beverage bottles to a l...

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