ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets here has announced that it is increasing the availability of sustainable packaging and sustainable containers in its fresh food areas, according to the company’s website. In her weekly online column, Wegmans’ vice president of consumer affairs, Mary Ellen Burris, said that the new containers had been introduced partly due to shopper input. Recent changes include new 100% recycled containers at the company’s Asian Wokery Bars. Similar 100% recycled containers will also be available for shoppers to choose at the company’s salad and food bars. Burris noted that rising prices for petroleum-based packaging products, combined with rising transportation costs, have given companies like Wegmans a greater incentive to reduce costs while making changes that will have a positive environmental impact.
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