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Stef Talks Trash

Episode 34: Tillamook Brings Sustainability to the Dairy Industry

A 112-year-old farmer-owned cooperative located in Tillamook County, Oregon is advancing its long-time stewardship efforts with new packaging goals.

Tillamook Creamery, which is one the most popular tourist attractions in the state, recently achieved Certified B Corporation status. The Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), which is comprised of 80 families, is seeking to enhance sustainability through achieving the following goals:

  • Avoid additional and unnecessary packaging while prioritizing the uncompromising quality of its products and the reduction of food waste;
  • Commit 100% of its packaging solutions to being recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2030;
  • Increase recycled content to 20% (on average) in its plastic packaging by 2025 and eliminate use of all virgin plastic by 2035;
  • Source all virgin paper packaging from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified materials and use 50% or more recycled fiber by 2025; and
  • Educate consumers on actionable ways to reduce food waste and properly dispose, recycle, or re-use Tillamook packages.

In this week's episode of Stef Talks Trash, TCCA Director of Environment & Community Impact Jocelyn Bridson dives into these goals and how the cooperative has evolved during the last century.


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