St. Louis-based Volpi Foods has announced a new Eco-Pack for the company’s line of cured meats. The new paper material used is curbside recyclable once separated from its thin liner.
Additionally, the shelf life of the Eco-Pack packaging is equivalent to that of Volpi’s previous plastic packaging, so there is no increase in food waste resulting from the switch to paper-based packaging. Grocery stores will start carrying the new Eco-Pack version this summer.
In 2021, Volpi transitioned its entire pre-sliced line to its first Eco-Pack, which reduced plastic use by 70 percent. Since this launch, it has diverted more than 128 tons of plastic and is now reducing plastic by 80 percent.
“Our goal is to reduce the use of single-use plastic packaging, and we are proud to have achieved this,” said Lorenza Pasetti, CEO of Volpi Foods.
“For all of us to do our part in reducing plastic use, we know companies like ours need to make meaningful changes in how we package our products. It’s a win-win for consumers; why not buy a delicious product that’s in eco-friendly packaging?”
As the most trusted brand of charcuterie, Volpi Foods has a healthy, no-nonsense approach that demands the highest standards including a firm commitment to sustainability, even winning a 2022 Mindful Award.
Volpi sources meat from local midwest farmers to ensure animals are raised responsibly, securing third-party animal welfare auditing so that herds have agricultural biodiversity, comprehensive care from birth to humane harvest, are fed a primarily vegetarian diet and raised without steroids, growth promotants or gestation crates. All of Volpi’s products are all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free and are made without nitrates or nitrites.
Founded in St. Louis in 1902, Volpi Foods is a fourth-generation, family-owned producer of award-winning charcuterie available in retailers nationwide. Slow-cured in small batches, non-GMO, gluten-free and never frozen, every product is free from nitrates, nitrites or hormones.
To learn more, visit VolpiFoods.com.