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Chobani is transitioning its Single-Serve Oat Blend yogurt from plastic into a paper-based cup. The new packaging, which took two years to develop, is expected to reach store shelves late this year.
The oat yogurt cups join Chobani’s recent product innovations — oat milk, cold brew coffee and coffee creamers — that already have paper-based packaging that is recyclable. The announcement comes as part of a broader companywide initiative to improve the sustainability of Chobani’s packaging by transitioning from plastic to paper, and to encourage other food and beverage makers to follow suit.
“Is this going to solve everything in packaging? No, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Peter McGuinness, president of Chobani. “It’s a … start to reduce our reliance on plastic. There is a lot more work” to do.