Friday, April 27, 2012: 04:34:02 PM

New Plastic Package for Planters Peanuts is Worth the Weight

For Planters, America's snack nut brand, sustainability has been a core part of its business for some time. In order to reduce Planters' impact on the environment through packaging changes, the brand turned to Hartsville, S.C.-based packaging and sustainability leader Sonoco, one of the global packaging companies.

Given the weight of glass as a packaging material, Planters 16oz. and 20oz. glass peanut jars were candidates for an update. The challenge for Sonoco was developing a lighter package that would not compromise Planters' targets for quality, capacity, clarity and shelf-life.

Sonoco responded by delivering a durable, light-weight plastic option that weighted 84 per cent less than the original packaging - while still meeting the Planters brand's stringent quality targets. The significant reduction in packaging materials led to several benefits, including a 25 per cent reduction in the number of trucks required to transport Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts. Additionally, Planters new plastic packaging is 100 per cent recyclable and BPA free.

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Sonoco, USA

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