Proud to Be Sustainable! Uncle Matt’s Announces All Products Now Shipped in 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Boxes
January 24, 2011 — Clermont, FL — Beginning in 2011, Uncle Matt’s is proud to announce its entire family of products, including its flagship 59 oz. orange juice, will be shipped in 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard boxes.
“This is just one more step towards sustainability for our company,” says Matt McLean, founder and CEO of Uncle Matt’s. “We believe in protecting the environment and know that using recycled cardboard boxes is one more way to accomplish that goal.”
By shipping its juice in recycled boxes, Uncle Matt’s will save 1,821 trees, 225 yards of landfill, 481,950 gallons of fresh water, 331,700 KWH of power, and 107.1 tons of CO2 footprint in one season.
The packaging change follows the company’s October 2010 decision to use 100% recycled fiber boxes for shipping fresh fruit. “Our entire product line is now shipped in recycled boxes,” adds McLean. “It’s a decision that reflects and upholds our core values.”
Uncle Matt’s encourages both retailers and consumers to protect the environment through recycling its packaging.
Uncle Matt’s Organic is a Florida-based, family-owned company offering premium quality organic citrus juices and organic produce. All Uncle Matt’s products have no synthetic additives or preservatives. To further assure high quality standards, the juice is certified Kosher and Pareve by Orthodox Union. Produce and finished products are produced under the strict regulation and guidelines of Quality Certification Services, the largest and most respected organic certifier in Florida. Products are available in health food stores and at Whole Foods and other supermarkets nationwide. The company is an active member of Organic Trade Association (OTA) and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation.
For more information, contact:
Annemarie McLean, Public Relations
Uncle Matt’s Organic
P.O. Box 120387
Clermont, FL 34712