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Organic Meadow launches North America’s first zero-carbon milk carton

By Food in Canada staff   

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New Organic Meadow Zero-Carbon Milk Cartons - Group Product Shot (CNW Group/Organic Meadow)

Organic Meadow partners with Elopak to launch North America’s first, and only, carbon-neutral milk carton. The Guelph-based (Ont.), farmer-owned co-operative, has transitioned its 2L organic milk to Elopak’s carbon-neutral paperboard milk carton, Pure-Pak Natural Brown Board. This sustainable package is the first carbon-neutral carton of its kind in North America.

“As Canada’s original organic dairy, Organic Meadow’s history is rooted in sustainability,” says Nancy Korva, senior vice-president of Organic Meadow. “For over 30 years, we’ve been on a journey to build a more circular future, and our new, zero-carbon milk carton brings us one step closer to this goal.”

Recognizable by its distinct brown hue, this innovative and sustainable package is made from natural and unbleached FSC-certified paperboard, generates 27 per cent fewer CO2 emissions and is 18 per cent lighter compared to traditional milk cartons. The remaining carbon emissions are reduced to net zero through verified protection carbon offset programs resulting in a Certified CarbonNeutral package.


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