Mucci Farms has announced that they have been awarded the top prize for Best Sustainable Packaging at the PMA’s Fresh Summit Conference and Expo for Simple Snack, a plastic-free, backyard compostable series of packaging.
“To win this category in particular is exciting because sustainability is by far the top of mind subject in the food industry today,” said director of marketing Emily Murracas, per the release. “We’ve been recognized in the industry for flavour and innovation over the years, so we are ecstatic to be able to package those award winning products in a package that helps to address a global concern. It’s also very special to win in a competitive category that included submissions from packaging suppliers and fellow marketers.”
The package is composed of a tray made from agricultural waste and the lidding film is made of sugar-cane and wood fibers using a process that emphasizes social and environmental responsibility, the company said. “
Consumer feedback over the last several months has been almost exclusively focused on the reduction of plastic, so we feel like we’ve addressed that concern by coming up with a truly plastic free package,” said Fernanda Albuquerque, packaging development manager. “We also saw the value of being able to add key messaging to the tray which gave our designers a larger canvas for branding, information and education.”