March 20, 2009

ConAgra shrinks petro plastic use

ConAgra Foods is not only using biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) plastic to some of its packaged food products' shrink films but the plastics themselves contain more than 50% recycled PLA.

The new recycled biodegradable shrink films can be found on tamper evident seals of ConAgra's branded products such as Fleischmann's Blue Bonnet and Parkay, and for printed shrink labels in Reddi Whip and PAM cooking spray.

ConAgra said the new technology was developed in partnership with Plastic Suppliers, Bluepack, and NatureWorks LLC.

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