Christopher Ranch LLC, Gilroy, Calif., has introduced a recyclable 1-pound bag of whole peeled garlic.

The company already offered a similar 6-ounce bag for retail and also offers 3-pound and 5-pound bags for foodservice.

The company said in a news release that the 1-pound bag is manufactured using 80% less material than its previous containers.

The new line of bags should eliminate more 500,000 pounds of plastic each year, reduce carbon emissions by more than 100,000 pounds annually and reduce transportation costs, the company said in its release.