Swedish vegan food brand Oatly has partnered with Evergreen Packaging to provide a fully renewable ice cream board for its non-dairy frozen dessert.
To meet its focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability, Oatly has switched to Evergreen Packaging’s Sentinel Fully Renewable Ice Cream Board through its packaging converting partner Stanpac Packaging.
According to the plant-based packaging company, Sentinel is eco-friendly paper-based packaging made with renewable coating that has been derived from sugarcane. Both paper and coating come from sources that can be regenerated.
Evergreen’s packaging has been used for Oatly Frozen, its dairy-free dessert range made from oats. The company states that its packaging requires no change to existing converting equipment.
“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.
Messersmith added: “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.”
Sentinel’s products can be used for a variety of food service and retail food grade packaging applications, including ice-cream with its specific controlled environment requirements.
Chris Johns, VP of paperboard sales and marketing for evergreen packaging, said: “We are pleased to be a part of helping Oatly expand its commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing through the use of Sentinel.
“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.”
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