US-based health food company Lifeway Foods (LWAY) is set to use fully recyclable bottles to pack its Lifeway Organic product line.
The new bisphenol-A (BPA)-free polyethylene bottles will feature a thermoplastic resin, produced from a plant-based feedstock, that will replace its traditional fossil-based material.
Apart from the new recyclable bottles, LWAY also uses biodegradable plastics, including cups, spoons, straws and napkins that are made from completely recycled, unbleached paper, for its various products.
Lifeway Foods president and CEO Julie Smolyansky said: “In addition to a growing appetite for healthier foods, people are paying closer attention to how their purchases impact the environment.
“Lifeway has always been committed to green business practises and environmental sustainability, so we felt that choosing a greener packaging alternative was the natural next step.
“We want customers to recognise that everything, from the ingredients we use to the packaging of our kefir, is good for our customers and the environment.”
In addition, LWAY aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by using green polyethylene in its packaging applications.
The move will also enable the company to meet its various sustainable commitments, such as the use of natural, hormone and genetically modified foods (GMO)-free ingredients, and make progress with responsible sourcing and renewable energy initiatives.
Lifeway currently provides tart and tangy cultured dairy products across the US, Canada, Latin America and the UK.