Stonyfield Farm, a long recognized leader in more sustainable packaging announced that all of their multipack yogurts are now packaged in packaging made from 93% PLA, a plant-based material made from corn.
The company said as of October 2010 all of its mulitpacks in retail stores are the in the new PLA packaging.
The new PLA packaging replaces multipack packaging made from #6 polystyrene.
Stonyfield is working on converting the lids to a more sustainable material as well. The lids on the new mulitpacks are made from a metalized PET plastic.
The company has purposely chosen not to mark their new packaging with the standard #7 "other" indicator so it is not confused with other types of plastics that also fall into that category and may leach BPA and other toxins.
Instead Stonyfield has labelled the bottom of its individual yogurt cups with the phrase "This Cup is Made from Plants."