Jul 20, 2021
Onion grower G&R Farms continues commitment to sustainability

Glennville, Georgia-based G&R Farms has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability with its participation in the How2Recycle program.

Today many businesses, including G&R, have placed sustainability top of mind due to changing consumer mindsets and increasing environmental concerns. As a third-generation family farm rooted in honesty and integrity, they believe it is a responsibility to help protect the environment for future generations.

How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Its mission focuses on taking the guesswork out of recycling and getting more materials into recycling bins. How2Recycle is more than just a label – it involves a coalition of over 380 forward-thinking brands and members who want to effectively communicate the recyclability of their packaging by empowering consumers through clear and concise packaging labels.

As part of it How2Recycle program commitment, G&R Farms has already moved many recyclable packaging initiatives forward including widely recyclable boxes and Store Drop-off recyclable bags, as well as using 20% recycled material in their film and netting on their bags.

“Consumers want more than just quality; they want to feel that the products and brands that they purchase align with their personal values and that those companies are doing their part,” Walt Dasher, vice president of G&R, said in a news release. “Consideration for recycling and sustainable packaging solutions has to be one of our top priorities as we help solve waste related problems.”

To learn more about How2Recycle, visit here.

As a third-generation family farm, G&R Farms began in southeast Georgia with a small farm in 1945.  Today, the organization has grown to over 5,000 acres encompassing several crops with a main focus on sweet onions.  G&R Farms has been growing, packing,marketing and shipping sweet onions for nearly seven decades. The company is dedicated to providing consistent quality year-round while perfecting the quality and flavor of sweet onions through research and development.  For more information visit www.grfarmsonions.com.

The How2Recycle label is a U.S. and Canada-based standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Over 380 brand owners and retailers are members of How2Recycle, and tens of thousands of products carry the How2Recycle label in the marketplace. How2Recycle is a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition a membership-based group that brings together businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions.

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