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Yeo Valley packaging

The Yeo Valley Organic Company was set up to produce organic food products and educate people about the benefits of eating organic food. Its main product is yogurt, although it has recently expanded its product range to include fromage frais, luxury desserts and ice-creams.

Yeo Valley tries to make sure that its food production has as little impact on the environment as possible. As part of this, it chooses packaging materials carefully. The yogurt is packaged in clear pots, made of a very thin gauge of polypropylene with an outer card sleeve. All cardboard used is made from 98 per cent unbleached, recycled material. The shrink-wrap plastic used around stacked trays of yogurt cartons is pre-stretched, halving the amount of material needed.

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