Sam's Club teams up with NatureWorks LLC.
The clear, thermoformed packaging will appear in stores nationwide beginning November 2005, starting with fresh-cut fruit, herbs, strawberries and brussels sprouts.
Wal-Mart will be replacing existing packaging with NatureWorks PLA products in a series of phases that began in November. NatureWorks PLA will replace petroleum-based plastics packaging for cut vegetable containers, gift cards, bread bags, donut boxes and select tomato packaging.
Earlier this year, NatureWorks LLC announced plans to begin a large-volume "buy-back" program in North America for its post-consumer PLA bottles. The program requires material recovery facilities to separate post-consumer PLA bottles into distinct PLA bales to achieve truckload quantities, or 40,000 pounds. NatureWorks LLC says it will buy back the bales at an agreed-upon price and route them to a "suitable end-of-life solution."
Based in Minnetonka, Minn., NatureWorks LLC, is wholly owned by Cargill Inc., based in Minneapolis.
More information about NatureWorks PLA, is available online at www. NatureWorksPLA.com.
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2005|
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