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Norway, Iowa (October 16, 2008) — Frontier Natural Products Co-op™, a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of natural and organic products, announced today that it will begin using earth-friendly packing material in all product shipments, effective November 1. The company, which has a long tradition of environmental and social responsibility, is pleased to have sourced a starch-based, loose-fill packing product that is 100 percent biodegradable, per American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D-6400-99 standards recognized in Europe and the United States.
John R. Cull, manager of distribution for Frontier, stated, “As volume grows with our increase in sales, it was imperative for us to find the most environmentally-friendly packing material.” The new Frontier Pak product will cushion shipments as well as the expanded polystyrene (EPS) loose-fill product they replace.
Consumers and businesses who receive packages containing the static-free Frontier Pak may re-use them or dispose of them by dissolving them with water or placing them in a compost pile. Bill Thomasson, manager of Frontier Direct™, the distribution business unit of Frontier Natural Products Co-op, added, “They’re water soluble, so they go back into the soil, not into landfills.”
As a result of Frontier's commitment to renewable energy, the company has qualified to join the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership Program.
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Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op(TM) offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier's website at www.frontiercoop.com.
About Bonneville Environmental Foundation
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1998 to restore watershed ecosystems and further the development and use of new renewable energy resources. Through revenues generated from the sales of green power products such a Green Tags, BEF funds projects that restore damaged watersheds and support new renewable energy products from solar, wind and biomass. BEF pioneered the sale of Green Tags in 2000 and has helped establish national standards for certification and trading. Go to www.b-e-f.org or www.GreenTagsUSA.org to learn more about BEF.