Full Belly Farm receives reusable packaging award


Replacing card­board boxes with 2,000 reusable plas­tic totes earned Full Belly Farm, a cer­ti­fied organic farm in Cal­i­for­nia, an Excel­lence in Reusable Pack­ag­ing Award from the Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion.

The plas­tic totes are filled with pro­duce for weekly deliv­er­ies to fam­i­lies and then picked up and returned to the farm for reuse the fol­low­ing week. The deliv­ery sites include Full Belly Farm's 44 res­i­den­tial pro­duce pick-up sites and three farm­ers' mar­kets. The deliv­ery con­tain­ers with­stand tem­per­a­tures between 40 and 120 degrees Fahren­heit, han­dle expo­sure to sum­mer sun and win­ter rain, and pro­tect pro­duce dur­ing ship­ping dis­tances up to 150 miles. The pro­gram was funded with a $15,000 grant from StopWaste.Org.

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