In recognition of Ready Pac’s efforts to actively reduce their carbon footprint with sustainable initiatives, leading global retailer Walmart has presented the group with the prestigious Excellence in Sustainability award.
Chet Rutledge, director of private brand packaging at Walmart, honoured Ready Pac during this year’s 8th Annual Walmart and Sam’s Club Sustainable Packaging Exposition held in Bentonville in May.
The award recognised both Ready Pac and Clear Lam for packaging innovations developed for the Peel and Reseal Tray used for their mixed greens clamshell containers.
The trays are a consumer and environmentally friendly development which "sets a new standard for salad packaging", the group said.
“The Peel-Reseal project is a great example of the collaborative work with Ready Pac and their packaging supplier, Clear Lam,” Rutledge said. “Not only does this packaging system use less material, it is more efficient throughout the supply chain. This is a project that I will use as a model for future projects.”