May 10, 2022

Yes! Apples adds bags with less plastic

Yes! Apples has launched a new line of plastic bags for its apples that are made with 5% less plastic, as well as a line of cardboard boxes fully recyclable.

Yes! Apples’ New York-grown apples are available in a variety of retail outlets, including Market Basket, Walmart, H-E-B, Sprouts and others. The boxes carried by Costco support the company’s partnership with 1% for the Planet. This fall, Yes! Apples will launch updated paper totes made from recyclable and compostable paper, further reducing reliance on plastic packaging.

“We know this matters to our customers, so it’s a priority for us,” said Tenley Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing, Yes! Apples. “Yes! Apples sources packaging materials from manufacturers that have adopted sustainable practices and is a member of How2Recycle, a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public.”

Often, paper bags and cardboard boxes can be recycled curbside. Plastic bags can be dropped off at the nearest soft plastic recycling location, usually at grocery stores.

Yes! Apples is also a member of the United Fresh Produce Association Sustainability Task Force. Read more about the company’s sustainability effort here.

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