The square container with resealable lid is made from polylactic acid and is supplied by Wilkinson Industries. The clear plastic package holds anywhere from 3 to 6 oz of product, depending upon nut and fruit ingredients. A green petroleum based-plastic shrink band around the lid is printed with the word “organic” to convey the product’s natural origins.
In addition to a primary label, Tropical Foods also adds a sticker on the container lid that promotes the “corn-based package.”
“We are using the corn-based container as a way to serve our custom mixes in a more environmentally appealing manner,” says Hartman. “It has a smaller packaging footprint.”