Stonyfield Farms recently held a promotion for its customers encouraging the purchase of its larger one quart containers of yogurt.
The popular maker of natural and organic yogurts teamed with its primary recycling partner MA-based Preserve to create a reusable single serve 8 oz container so its customers could buy the larger sized yogurt but still take smaller containers with them where ever they need to go.
Customers who sent in four foil lids from one quart Stonyfield yogurts through December will receive the new stylish blue 8 oz Preserve reusable container.
"When consumers buy our quarts instead of single-serving cups, they pay less for their yogurt, but we know that a quart is not as convenient as single-serving cups for on the go consumption,” says Stonyfield President Gary HIrshberg.
“The reusable yogurt cup gives our quart buyers the convenience of the Stonyfield 6 oz cups by providing a way to create easily transportable single servings for anywhere, anytime."
Stonyfield has been working with Preserve (formerly Recycline) since 2000. Preserve uses innovative methods to turn used materials made from #5 plastic (including used Stonyfield yogurt cups) into stylish, useful household products like toothbrushes, colanders, cutting boards and tableware. Preserve products are 100% recycled and recyclable too.
Stonyfield is currently in the process of shipping out the Preserve containers to their customers.
In order to help reduce the impact of shipping the containers, Stonyfield used custom Globe Guard 100% Post-consumer recycled boxes.
Globe Guard boxes are produced by Chicago area Salazar Packaging, a leader in the development of more sustainable packaging solutions for both large and small companies.
Salazar Packaging produced a custom 4" cube box for Stonyfield Farms allowing the reusable container to be shipped directly to their customers.
The whole process from the development of the idea to offer Stonyfield customers a single serve reusable Preserve container to the distribution of the cups in the special Globe Guard boxes is a perfect example of a partnership among three companies who have been committed to making better more sustainable products with minimal environmental impact.