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Sustainable Product Packaging

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.

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

Our recyclable food packaging

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.

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A H2R label

85% of Post products have defined H2R labels.

How to recycle our food packaging

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.

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Innovations in food packaging

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 latest environmental sustainability efforts

A bowl of Better Oats Steel Cut Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon topped with pecans and a packet of the product

October 9, 2023

Latest Packaging Trends: Post Consumer Brands Offers Sustainable and Convenient Choices

Learn about the latest trends in cereal packaging at Post Consumer Brands®. We’re prioritizing both sustainability and convenience, bringing you products that are better for the community and your daily life.

Post's cereal manufacturing process reduces water usage

March 3, 2023

Environmental Initiatives Save Water and Increase Efficiency

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

A woman in a Post shirt and hairnet scoops material into a container.

November 10, 2022

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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