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Perdue Farms to sell meat in a new eco-friendly packing foam

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The innovative packaging is made from cornstarch and it dissolves in the sink.

Posted on Jan 08 ,08:41

Perdue Farms to sell meat in a new eco-friendly packing foam

A new innovative packaging system is to be launched for meat produced by Perdue Farms, as part of the company's commitment to a 30% reduction by 2022 in greenhouse gas emissions per pound of its product. Made from cornstarch, the packing foam can be dissolved under running water and also allows a quick dissolvation in the landfill if people have concerns with pouring cornstarch down their drains, informs CNN Business.
The items that are to be sold on-line will benefit first from this innovative packaging system, but the company intends to make its packaging across the whole business more sustainable.
"We've had significant conversations at the company in the past year about our sustainability efforts and what more we can do to reduce the impact on the environment. We are working with our packaging vendors to help bring down the cost of the recyclable material so we can achieve that goal," said David Zucker, Perdue Farms' senior vice president of e-commerce and new ventures.

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