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March 03, 2017 | PET for eggs

Egg producer Hickman’s Family Farms from Arizona, USA, introduces a clear rPET egg container. Made entirely from post-consumer PET soda and water bottles at Global Plastics in California, every day millions of water soda and bottles are ground, washed, and formed into containers for Hickman’s Family Farms. It takes about five bottles to make an 18-count egg container, and about three bottles to make a 12-count egg container. Consumers love being able to see the eggs they are buying without opening the packages, and store personnel are happy about the reduction in egg breakage and packages damaged from being handled.

Global Plastics uses a state of the art washing process that has earned a letter of non-objection from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in direct food contact applications and is certified by the American Institute of Baking for good manufacturing practices in the production of food grade packaging.

The design of the containers are said to reduce breakage and enhance stacking strength. Lock in support pillars offer unparalleled protection by allowing the egg to be fully beneath the lid of the package. The transparent package eliminates the need for the customer to open it for inspection, but the easy to open tabs on the package makes access convenient.

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