Sambrailo Packaging Launches Go Greener!™ Clamshells

Sambrailo Packaging Launches Go Greener!™ Clamshells



WATSONVILLE, CA – New Go Greener!™ clamshells are the latest packaging innovation by Sambrailo Packaging. Introduced at this year's PMA Fresh Summit, the clamshells are made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET extracted from clear and green beverage bottles. The bottles give the clamshells the green translucent color key to capturing the attention of organic consumers at the retail aisle.

More than 33 million pounds of green plastic could be reused in one year,” explained Sara Mailhot, Product Development Manager for Sambrailo Packaging. “This statistic is hypothetically based on all CCOF-certified organic strawberry growers in the U.S. and Mexico using the Go Greener! 1 lb. clamshells for one year, so the real potential could far exceed this number as sales grow and the product line increases.”

The bottles used to make this packaging, which would formerly have been food for landfills, can now be recycled thanks to Sambrailo Packaging's unique manufacturing process. This process complies with all FDA, Association for Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, and Canadian recycling regulations and gives environmentally conscious consumers a new reason to look for Sambrailo packed products when shopping. Luckily, they won't have trouble finding them because, Go Greener! clamshells are in fact the first green packaging for organic berries on the market, according to a press release.

The Go Greener! clamshells are currently available in the Mixim® Classic 1lb Friction-Lock, 1lb LV Button-Lock, and 6oz LV (5x5) sizes. Ideal for for strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, they can also be used for organic produce items. Recyclable film labels applied with a water-soluble adhesive are also available for these clamshells, letting growers double down on the sustainability theme.

Congratulations on this exciting new product release, Sambrailo Packaging!

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