We intend to reduce the amount of packaging used as well as increase the recyclability, reusability, and compostability of the packaging materials. We look to foster deeper partnerships with customers and suppliers who are just as dedicated to their sustainability journey as we are.
In January 2021, our team launched a program to assess the overall sustainability of current packaging with an objective to:
We see this as an opportunity to support our customers, retailers and foodservice partners in meeting their own sustainability goals!
One of the first actions we took in 2021 was joining the How2Recycle® labeling organization to better communicate with shoppers about how to properly dispose of packaging.
We've also set some ambitious but achievable goals to keep ourselves on track:
Create a baseline to assess our primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging.
Label 100% of primary packaging with How2Recycle® label.
Achieve 90% recyclable, reusable, or industrial compostable primary packaging. Achieve an average of 20% recycled content in primary packaging.
As a trusted partner of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, you can help us take our sustainability efforts a step further. Here are some things you can do to ensure our program's efforts extend beyond the supermarket shelf:
Make sure your operation is disposing of packaging in the right receptacle. Look for the How2Recycle® label on our packaging and encourage your shoppers to do the same!
Check with your local waste hauler or a relevant government agency to see what is acceptable in your recycling container.
Spread the word by sharing how your organization is reducing, reusing and recycling!
* Disclaimer: While we have every intention of achieving these goals, we understand that we can only move as quickly as solutions become available through technology and a logistics standpoint.