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Pom Wonderful Transitioning to 100% Recycled Plastic, Renewable Energy

The company is committing to a sustainable future with a transition to 100% recycled plastic bottles and shifting more than 90% of its electricity needs to renewable energy.

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As of this May, all 16-oz. bottles of Pom Wonderful juices throughout North America will be sold in 100% rPET bottles that feature a “100% Recycled Plastic” logo. The shift is a part the company’s overall strategy to reduce single-use plastic and transition more than 11 million bottles to 100% rPET annually.

As part of POM Wonderful’s ongoing sustainability journey, the company also recently completed work on a solar farm at its processing plant in Del Rey, Calif., which will be operational in June, and is expected to deliver more than 90% of the company’s electricity needs by 2023. These initiatives are part of the company’s larger sustainability road map to reduce its carbon footprint and build a more sustainable future through responsible agriculture and farming, energy, waste, packaging, and emissions.

   Food Makers Continue to Make Sustainability a Priority

In 2020, Pom Wonderful offered $1 million in funding and development resources to innovators who could develop an economical and environmentally friendly pilot-ready solution for the 50,000 tons of pomegranate husks generated each year by the company. In 2021, two winners were announced: BCD Bioscience and Enagon. As a direct result of this funding, BCD Bioscience is finding ways to harness new value from pomegranate husks, while Enagon is working on upcycling the husks to transform them into new, nutritious ingredients.

In 2019, The Wonderful Company joined RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the world’s biggest companies, which have all committed to achieving 100% renewable energy. The Pom solar farm joins solar installations at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds facilities, Justin Vineyards, and Wonderful Halos.

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