Evergreen Packaging®, a global leader in plant-based packaging solutions, recently announced a partnership that brings together its fully renewable ice cream board, Stanpac Packaging and Oatly Non-dairy Frozen Dessert to provide a package that meets Oatly’s focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability. Oatly Frozen, made from oats instead of cow’s milk, has switched to Evergreen Packaging’s Sentinel™ Fully Renewable Ice Cream Board through its packaging converting partner Stanpac Packaging. Sentinel™ is a first of its kind, eco-friendly paper-based packaging made with an innovative renewable coating derived from sugarcane.
Sentinel™ products from Evergreen Packaging come from renewable resources, paper derived from trees in forests where responsible forest practices are used and where overall growth exceeds use. The coating on this Sentinel™ Ice Cream Board is sugarcane-based polyethylene, making the board fully renewable, since both the paper and the coating come from sources that can be regenerated. Sentinel™ offers excellent converting performance, superior strength and outstanding print quality. No change to existing converting equipment was required to use Sentinel™.
“We were so glad to learn that Evergreen and Stanpac are committed to furthering their own sustainable offerings and that they came to Oatly as a partner to get those options into the world,” said Oatly US General Manager Mike Messersmith. “As a company committed to developing new food options for sustainably-minded consumers, it’s great to have packaging partners equally committed to lowering their footprints.”
“We are pleased to be a part of helping Oatly expand its commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing through the use of Sentinel™,” said Chris Johns, Vice President of Paperboard Sales & Marketing for Evergreen Packaging. “Oatly’s switch reinforces what we are hearing in the marketplace that the use of renewable materials is a value that is central to many brands. We believe it is not a trend, but the early stages of a total change in the marketplace for responsible companies.”
“Since partnering with Oatly for their packaging, we have seen substantial growth,” said Murray Bain, VP of Marketing for Stanpac. “The switch to Sentinel will certainly compliment the Oatly brand and their commitment to the environment.”
Sentinel™ products are designed to be used in a variety of food service and retail food grade packaging applications with varying shelf life needs, including ice cream with its specific controlled environment requirements.
Source: Evergreen Packaging website