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Sustainable Food Product Packaging

Bag, box, canister, or something new—we are on our way to designing all Post® cereal and snack food packaging to be recyclable by 2025. Join us on our responsible packaging journey and discover what goes into making delicious food that is not only packaged sustainably but keeps your food sealed and safe.

How Post Cereal Is Made – Smart, Sustainable Packaging

The packaging we make is just as important as the food that goes inside it! Discover the process behind our sustainable food packaging that’s right for you and our planet.

Innovations in Food Packaging

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We are pioneers when it comes to packaging innovation. In the 1960s, Malt-O-Meal® was the first breakfast cereal brand to ditch the box and sell cereal in a bag. Today, that is just one of many ways we use fewer materials.

As a Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) member, we collaborate with other companies that use sustainable packaging to uncover new ways to improve recyclability and innovate materials.

Our Recyclable Food Packaging

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100% of Post cereal packaging will be designed to be recycled by 2025.

Post Consumer Brands is committed to reducing our environmental impact by reusing packaging materials. Many Post cereal boxes are made from recycled paper materials. Since 2020, we cut back on paper packaging material used by nearly 1 million pounds as part of a broader packaging improvement effort.

Shelby Grayes
“Currently, by weight, about 90% of the packaging materials that we use in our manufacturing plants are made from recycled content or renewable resources and can be recycled. And we are committed to designing for 100% recyclable cereal and product packaging by 2025.”
Shelby Grayes, Sr. Packaging Engineer
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How to Recycle Our Food Packaging

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85% of Post products have defined H2R labels

Post Consumer Brands is also committed to giving you the resources you need to help reduce our environmental impact. One of our major educational efforts is implementing How2Recycle (H2R) labels across our portfolio of brands and products.

H2R is the next-generation recycling label that helps inform consumers how to accurately recycle, or where not feasible, properly dispose of packaging and where to find information specific to their municipality. We have already defined H2R labels for over 85% of our products. Learn more about the different H2R labels.

Reusing Your Cereal and Peanut Butter Packaging

We have some great ideas for reusing cereal boxes and packaging materials! Learn how you can help us reduce packaging waste:

Environmental Sustainability News & Stories

Post's cereal manufacturing process reduces water usage

Environmental initiatives save water and increase efficiency

Post Consumer Brands manufacturing plants work to optimize water usage by implementing sustainable practices.

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Six Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives at Post Making a Positive Impact

Hear about Post’s latest corporate social responsibility initiatives to protect the environment, give back to local communities and empower our people.

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Fighting Food Waste: Meet our Niagara Falls Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Cereal Plant

Post’s Niagara Falls cereal manufacturing plant has been a zero-waste-to-landfill facility for over five years thanks to our dedicated employees! Get an inside look at what zero-waste processes look like at Post.

Learn More About Our CSR Initiatives

Our Community Impact

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Empowering Our People

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Our Sustainability Efforts

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