MONTREAL — Saputo Cheese USA Inc. is relaunching two of its brands in new sustainable packaging for its deli cup products sold in retail.
Both Saputo's Treasure Cave and Frigo Cheese brands have removed the carton sleeves, moved to direct printing and added instructions on the cups to inform consumers on proper disposal. Both brands have national distribution of their deli cup SKUs across dairy doors and deli aisles.
These changes result in a number of positive environmental impacts, according to the company. For example, removal of the carton sleeves eliminates more than 600,000 pounds of paper from the supply chain, reducing consumption of natural resources, pollution, emissions and waste associated with their production, shipping and storage.
Additionally, these changes should support recycling on the consumer end. Removing the carton sleeves eliminates the risk of this packaging cross-contaminating the paper and plastic recycling streams, while switching to direct printing reduces recycling contamination in general. Furthermore, adding instructions for proper disposal should encourage more consumers to recycle and recycle properly, increasing recycling rates and further reducing contamination, the company said.
These packaging changes come on the heels of Saputo’s updating of its environmental policy and commitment to make significant and sustainable progress on their global climate, water, packaging and waste performance by 2025.
Montreal-based Saputo produces, markets and distributes a wide array of dairy products, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients.