New Sustainable Milk Carton

Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy based in Petaluma, Calif., is transitioning its half-gallon organic milk to a fully renewable plant-based paperboard milk carton.

New sustainable packaging initiative from Clover Sonoma.
New sustainable packaging initiative from Clover Sonoma.

The PlantCarton™ packages with RenewablePlus™ paperboard by Evergreen Packaging utilize the latest in plant-based paperboard technology and incorporate a renewable coating made with polyethylene created from sugarcane.  As a result, these cartons are made with approximately 97% renewable material, which includes, in addition to polyethylene made from sugarcane, paper made from trees grown in forests where responsible forestry practices are used. And PlantCarton packages are recyclable.

“As a company, we continuously look for innovative approaches to reaching sustainability goals, and packaging is an important part of that," says Kristel Corson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Clover Sonoma. "We are the first dairy to switch to Evergreen Packaging’s fully renewable plant-based milk carton, and we chose the RenewablePlus cartons because they support responsible forest management while utilizing less plastic, encouraging recycling, and decreasing the use of fossil fuels."

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“As the world’s most trusted forest certification, the Forest Stewardship Council® demonstrates that Clover Sonoma and Evergreen Packaging are meeting the highest standards of responsible forest management,” said Chris McLaren, Chief Markets and Marketing Officer for FSC® US. Evergreen Packaging is Forest Stewardship Council certified (FSC®-C016043).

“The technology utilized in this carton creates a PlantCarton® package that provides all the freshness protection and operational efficiency associated with other PlantCarton® packages, but gives our customers more of what they want in terms of renewability,” said DeWitt Clark, VP North American Packaging Sales for Evergreen Packaging.

Clover Sonoma is the first company to utilize this offering from Evergreen. The cartons offer the same reliable performance in the printing, package converting, and form-fill-seal processes.



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