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Arnold Bread, Bimbo Bakeries USA Launches New, Environmentally Friendly Bread Bags

Oct. 3, 2023
According to the company’s release, the bread bag is North America’s first to use 30% post-consumer recycled content.

Bimbo Bakeries USA has announced that its Arnold Bread brand has launched what it claims to be North America’s first bread bag that uses 30% post-consumer recycled content, produced from FDA-compliant PCR resins, which will be used across the brand’s organic product line.

The new packaging is certified and independently verified by SCS Global Services, and it reduces the use of fossil fuels to create the packaging, lowering the company’s carbon footprint compared to the prior bags.

The company relays that the new bags are the latest sustainability development by Arnold and Bimbo Bakeries USA, which was named an Energy Star Partner of the Year, matching 100% of its electricity usage in U.S. operations with renewable wind energy. It also achieved certification for superior energy efficiency at 18 Bimbo Bakeries USA facilities.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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