Amcor and Tyson Foods Deliver New, More Sustainable Package
By Amcor Flexibles North America
Offers up to 70 per cent carbon-footprint reduction over conventional packaging
NEENAH, Wis., April 18, 2023 — Amcor is proud to partner again with Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized global protein leader, to launch a more sustainable package for consumer products. The partnership of Amcor and Tyson Foods pairs two industry leaders in sustainability to innovate a first-to-market solution that provides a more sustainable package without compromise on performance.
Tyson Foods’ Jimmy Dean® egg bites and frittatas are now packaged in Amcor’s AmPrima™ recycle-ready forming/non-forming flexible film. The design and development of the package addresses more than sustainability needs; Amcor R&D led the development of a cost-efficient outcome that was achieved through customization of the film.
“This highly innovative solution is the result of a longstanding partnership between Amcor and Tyson Foods to redesign Tyson’s packaging portfolio and help reach their sustainability goals. The packaging is designed to be recycled through in-store drop off, or curbside where available. With AmPrima™, the package’s sustainability is improved through the manufacturing and recycling process, which also increases the availability of post-consumer recycled content and strengthens the circular economy for plastic,” said Tara Cruz, principal product-development engineer at Amcor.
Compared to a typical, less-sustainable film, Amcor’s AmPrima™ recycle ready forming/non-forming film delivers, when sent to landfill:
- 30 per cent* reduction in non-renewable primary energy demands
- 29 per cent* reduction in carbon footprint
- 42 per cent* reduction in water consumption
The benefits improve when the package is recycled through in-store drop-off or curbside where available:
- 80 per cent* reduction in non-renewable primary energy demands
- 70 per cent* reduction in carbon footprint
- 68 per cent* reduction in water consumption
* Data from an Amcor ASSET™ life cycle assessment
“At Tyson Foods, we’re constantly looking for innovative solutions that enable us to be a more sustainable food company, and packaging is a great example of that,” said Jeff Czarny, senior director of research and development at Tyson Foods. “We’re proud to partner with an industry leader like Amcor on sustainable packaging solutions as we work to build a more sustainable food system, together.”
Tyson Foods and Amcor previously partnered to launch another AmPrima™ solution for the Tyson® Instant Pot Meal Kits.
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly lighter-weight, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. In the fiscal year 2022, 44,000 Amcor people generated $15 billion in annual sales from operations that span 220 locations in 43 countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC
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About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Headquartered in Springdale, AR, the company had approximately 142,000 team members on Oct. 1, 2022. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.
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