GREELEY, Colo. – Moy Park, a poultry-processing and prepared foods company that has been a subsidiary of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. since it was acquired in 2017, announced goals to reduce its use of packaging, including plastic in the next three to five years.
As part of its “Remove, Reduce, Recycle and Research” campaign, Moy Park plans to implement a number of programs to reduce its overall packaging use by 5 percent each year and increasing its use of recyclable packaging materials by the same amount.
By working with researchers and its supplier partners to expand its use of sustainable packaging throughout the company, Moy Park plans to eliminate single-use plastic from its office and restaurants in the next year while transitioning to 100 percent widely recyclable rigid packaging by 2022. All of the company’s other packaging will be widely recyclable by 2025. The company plans to use labeling program known as On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL), a universally recognized sustainability campaign in the UK, to promote its efforts.
“We have purposely set ambitious, industry-leading targets in order to deliver real results that can be felt by our customers and ultimately consumers,” said Matt Harris, head of packaging with Moy Park. “To achieve these targets, we’ll be reducing our reliance on plastics, focusing on innovative new packaging, R&D and delivering accurate, clear recycling messages. We are committed to developing our business sustainability and we are excited to launch this latest campaign as part of our wider environmental commitments.”