Girl Scout cookie sheds paperboard
A line of Girl Scout cookies has eliminated paperboard in its packaging. Thanks-A-Lot fudge-coated shortbread cookies will be packaged this year in a plastic tray with flowrapped film. The Interbake Foods div. of George Weston Ltd., which produces the cookies, estimates that the move will save 150 tons of paperboard a year, plus the energy required to transport the paperboard. The company touts the energy savings on its website, but makes no mention of any similar plans for more popular Girl Scout cookie varieties like Thin Mints.