Among Cryovac’s environment-friendly products are the biodegradable NatureTRAYS and NaturePADS, Foster said.
“Our role at Cryovac is looking at new ways to bring innovations that don’t necessarily change the packaging format but in some cases bring new platforms to the market,” she said. “We’re looking ahead to more renewable and sustainable products.”
Logistics also play a role in Pactiv’s environmentally friendly strategy, said Tony Vatrano, marketing manager.
“We manufacture our PET containers in three locations: Southern California, Illinois and Georgia,” he said. “That helps to reduce our carbon footprint, because we’re not sending trucks all over the country from one point.
When schedules permit, Pactiv uses rail to ship its products, Vatrano said.