A leading Greek yogurt producer has taken an important step toward a more sustainable future. Last week, New Berlin, NY-based Chobani LLC announced that it is launching a paper cup for its products to reduce plastic use and put more sustainable packaging on retail shelves.
Some of Chobani's newer products, including its oatmilk, cold brew coffee and creamers, already come in recyclable paper-based packaging. After two years of development, the company said it is ready to move its oat yogurt into a paper-based cup and will continue to explore more sustainable packaging across its portfolio.
Chobani's paper cup is 80% paperboard, made from so-called responsibly sourced and renewable material. The cup has a thin plastic lining to maintain the product quality.
"While this paper cup is a step in the right direction, it's just the beginning," said Chobani founder and chief executive Hamdi Ulukaya. "People have been asking for a paper cup, and we welcome this challenge to start reducing our plastic use, and to spark a conversation about how we can drive change together.
Consumers can expect to find Chobani's paper cup at the end of this year, beginning with single-serve Chobani Oat Blend.