GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores will soon introduce smaller aluminum foil boxes that contain the same amount of foil as the current packaging, according to a Grand Rapids Press report. It says the boxes will be available in 100 stores.
The move marks the chains latest step toward environmental efficiency. Earlier this year Spartan replaced its store-brand Styrofoam egg cartons with recyclable and biodegradable molded-fiber packaging, which is produced from old newsprint, corrugated boxes and other recycled paper.
“Based on last year's sales of Spartan brand eggs, we anticipate that we will keep approximately 675,000 pounds of pulp (fiber) for the new packaging from the landfills and save consumers nearly $100,000 a year by offering this environmentally friendly packaging,” said Alan Hartline, executive vice president of merchandising for Spartan, in a statement, in January. “This packaging makes good business sense, and is good for the environment and consumers.”
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