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Christopher Ranch moves to eco-friendly packaging

by Gordon Hochberg | February 22, 2011

With an eye toward the environment, Christopher Ranch has made the transition from its hard plastic-style containers to resealable, recyclable bags.

The bags are manufactured to use 80 percent less material than the old style jars at an estimated savings of more than a half-million pounds of plastic. Additionally, the company said that it expects to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions released during transportation by 100,000 pounds.

The new bags take up less refrigerator space and press flat for easy disposal taking up much less space in garbage and recycling bins. The enhanced design increases cooling efficiency to preserve product freshness, and the tear-off hood and tamper-resistant membrane enhances food safety, according to a company press release.

The familiar "Christopher Ranch" logo guarantees the prepped and peeled products inside are of premium quality and are grown in a sustainable fashion. Along with garlic, other products that will have new packaging are peeled shallots and Cipolline and pearl onions.