Earth-Friendly Packaging May Have Grocers Seeing Green

A recent Mintel study reports that more than one-fifth of the close to 18,000 new food products introduced in 2006 made organic or all-natural claims. The of these items also seems to be permeating the materials used to construct their vessels. Ecologically sound packaging whether leveraging fewer resources or more sustainable ones represents the latest efforts by manufacturers to stir the environmental-consciousness

A recent Mintel study reports that more than one-fifth of the close to 18,000 new food products introduced in 2006 made organic or all-natural claims. The “greening” of these items also seems to be permeating the materials used to construct their vessels. Ecologically sound packaging — whether leveraging fewer resources or more sustainable ones — represents the latest efforts by manufacturers to stir the environmental-consciousness of consumers, but the trend has retailers seeing a different

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