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PMMI and American Meat Institute Engage in Survey Project

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
 

PACK EXPO International, Chicago — PMMI, the producer and owner of PACK EXPO, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), sponsor and producer of the AMI International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, announce that they have launched a survey about packaging in the meat industry in an effort to identify ways to increase the packaging recovery rate.

“This is the first time major industry associations have come together to survey the meat industry supply chain about various types of packing.  Our goal is to provide paths forward that will eventually lead to an increase in the recovery rate for meat industry packaging,” says PMMI President & CEO Charles D. Yuska.

The survey’s results will be compiled and will form the basis for a new strategic document that will be released in 2011.Through the effort, packaging issues will be prioritized based on practicality and their potential for positive impact on the environment.

 “This effort is part of AMI’s ongoing sustainability initiative,” according to AMI President J. Patrick Boyle.   “We are seeking ways to optimize packaging to reduce its impact on the environment.  The survey’s findings will help identify options for increasing packaging recovery rates while continuing to provide high quality meat and poultry products packaged in ways that satisfy our customers.”  

“It’s significant that we are collaborating because it can translate into great things for both organizations — and the industries we all serve,” Yuska says. “At the end of the day, this study will examine how packaging materials can be optimized, reused and recovered.”

This initiative is the first major undertaking by AMI and PMMI since June, when they announced their strategic partnership.

 

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