In an era where environmental sustainability is a global concern, many food brands are stepping up to reduce their impact on the planet.
These 10 food brands have made significant efforts to incorporate climate-conscious practices into their operations. From responsible plastic use to regenerative agriculture, they are setting examples for the industry and inspiring consumers to make more sustainable choices.
Hope Foods, renowned for its plant-based dips, partnered with Repurpose to maintain responsible plastic use and commit to being plastic neutral. They also employ High-Pressure Processing (HPP) to eliminate the need for unnatural fillers and preservatives. By using only real ingredients sourced domestically, including organic garbanzo beans, spices and EVOO, Hope Foods ensures sustainable production practices.
Hope Foods proudly acknowledges these accomplishments saying, “We’re plastic neutral, which means that cup-for-cup, we are helping retrieve ocean-bound plastics from the environment and supporting proper recycling. Furthermore, we use recyclable packaging and source sustainably grown ingredients.”
Bobo’s, a maker of oat bars and baked goods, strives to minimize its environmental impact. Their Loveland facility operates on 100% wind power and diverts over 95% of solid waste from landfills. By the end of 2023, Bobo’s aims to achieve carbon neutrality, showcasing their commitment to sustainability throughout their supply chain.
Revol Greens focuses on producing safe and sustainably grown lettuce and greens. Through their hydroponic farming methods, they save water by using only one pint of water per four ounces package of greens, compared to the 13 gallons used in field-grown lettuce. Additionally, Revol Greens reduces food waste by delivering products within 24 hours of harvest, using hydroponics to monitor crop health and optimize growing conditions.
Hope and Sesame, a plant-based milk made from sesame seeds, incorporates sustainable practices into their production. Sesame cultivation requires minimal water compared to other crops, making their sesame milk a water-saving alternative. Since sesame is naturally pest-resistant, it eliminates the need for intensive pesticide and herbicide use. Furthermore, being self-pollinating, sesame cultivation does not rely on commercial bees that can face stress and pesticide poisoning.
Mozaics offers guilt-free snacking with their organic popped veggie and potato chips. Their packaging is made from NEO Plastics, a sustainable clean energy packaging solution that can convert into energy within a landfill. By utilizing 100% compostable packaging, Mozaics promotes circularity and reduces waste.
RightRice provides a nutritious rice alternative packed with vegetables. With a composition that includes only 10% rice and the rest being protein-rich fibrous vegetables, RightRice reduces the methane emissions associated with traditional rice production. Moreover, their packaging is 100% recyclable, further minimizing waste. The products are certified plant-based, gluten-free, OU kosher, non-GMO and free of the top eight allergens.
Confetti Snacks offers veggie chips made from imperfect produce that would otherwise go to waste, contributing to the reduction of food waste. Their minimally processed, baked chips retain vibrant colors and nutrients, delivering both health benefits and authentic flavors inspired by different cuisines. Confetti partners with environmental and humanitarian organizations such as 1% for the Planet, Food Ventures, Center for a Responsible Future and Business for Good. Through these and other partnerships, the company is able to address global hunger while addressing food waste.
Lifevine Wine sets itself apart by providing transparency to consumers. They list both serving facts and ingredients on their bottles, ensuring full disclosure. Sourced from select growers practicing organic methods, Lifevine produces wines that are pesticide-free, lab-tested for purity and committed to label transparency. The brand has been awarded the Clean Label Project Purity Award for most of its wines.
Nature’s Path, an independent family-owned company, focuses on organic production and sustainable practices across its diverse range of cereal, granola, bars, oatmeal, waffles and chips. They trial circular shipping, utilize reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging and support regenerative agriculture. Nature’s Path also donates millions of dollars’ worth of organic food annually and funds various social and environmental initiatives.
Vital Farms, a leading brand for pasture-raised eggs, places animal welfare and sustainability at the forefront. They ensure traceability by listing the farm name on each egg carton, offering consumers a 360 degrees look at the actual pasture. With a focus on rotational grazing and regenerative farming practices, Vital Farms provides hens with ample outdoor access, reducing the environmental impact of egg production.
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