Lundberg Family Farms, the nation’s leading producer of organic rice and rice products, is a 2011 recipient of theResponsible Packaging Awardfor its use of 100% recycled paperboard with 65% post-consumer recycled content packaging.
bi-annual Responsible Packaging Awards recognize organic and natural industry
achievements and innovations in environmentally responsible packaging, including
materials reduction, the use of 100% post-consumer recycled, non-Genetically
Modified Organism (GMO), compostable and third-party certified packaging, and
packaging that is returnable for reuse and easily recycled or reused by the end
user. Nominees for the Responsible Packaging Award were evaluated based on
criteria in three areas: commitment to transparency, extended producer
responsibility, and ecological systems design principles, with a strong focus
on achieving zero waste.
is good business,” says Grant Lundberg, chief executive officer of the
family-owned rice producer and a member of the Lundberg family’s third
generation of rice farmers. “It is a core value of our company reflected in
every aspect of our operations. Responsible packaging is a big part of our
philosophy that includes treating the land, our employees, our communities and
our consumers with respect.”
are co-sponsored by the Responsible Packaging Project, a non-profit
collaboration of the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association,
Independent Natural Foods Retailers Association, National Cooperative Grocers
Association, New Hope Natural Media, Organic Trade Association, United Natural
Foods Inc. and Whole Foods Market’s Green Mission. Lundberg received the award
on September 24, 2011 at Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, MD.
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