ROCHESTER, N.Y. â€” Wegmans Food Markets here has announced that it is increasing the availability of sustainable packaging and sustainable containers in its fresh food areas, according to the companyâ€™s website. In her weekly online column, Wegmansâ€™ vice president of consumer affairs, Mary Ellen Burris, said that the new containers had been introduced partly due to shopper input. Recent changes include new 100% recycled containers at the companyâ€™s Asian Wokery Bars. Similar 100% recycled containers will also be available for shoppers to choose at the companyâ€™s salad and food bars. Burris noted that rising prices for petroleum-based packaging products, combined with rising transportation costs, have given companies like Wegmans a greater incentive to reduce costs while making changes that will have a positive environmental impact.
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