Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dear Tiffany (Thanks to Exposing Monsanto!)

Some time ago, you contacted us with concerns about the polystyrene plastic we were using for our yogurt 4-packs and 6-packs. We're happy to tell you we're no longer using polystyrene for any of our packaging. Our multipack cups are now made from plant-based plastic.
This material is approved by the FDA for use in food packaging. But we've gone well beyond legal requirements to uphold our commitment to your safety. We hired Pure Strategies, an independent scientific consulting firm, to develop a list of potentially dangerous additives like BPA, phthalates, carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins and endocrine disruptors, and we signed a contract that prohibits our supplier from using them. We also routinely test the plastic to ensure compliance.
What's more, these plant-based cups have enormous environmental benefits. This one move—from traditional petroleum-based plastic to plant-based plastic-reduces our multipacks' climate change impact by nearly half. Over its life cycle, plant-based plastic uses less energy and emits 48% less greenhouse gases than polystyrene.
To find out more about our new multipack cups made from plants, please read our FAQs and watch our videos at for sharing your thoughts about polystyrene and for encouraging us on our search for something better. Your opinions of our products and the ways we do business mean everything to us. We hope you'll use this $2.00 coupon toward the purchase of a Stonyfield yogurt multipack. It's good through November 15th.
Please let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you again.


The folks at Stonyfield

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