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SunRype switches its juice box straws to paper

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SunRype is getting ahead of the proposed federal ban on plastic straws by switching to recyclable, bendable paper straws on all its 200 ml beverage boxes in Canada.

That change is in effect now, according to a news release issued by the company today, Sept. 14.

“We plan on incorporating recyclable packaging for all of our products, and the launch of paper straws on our single-serve juice products is another step in the right direction,” Claire Bara, president of Lassonde Industries, the company that owns SunRype, said in a news release.

“We know that our customers place a lot of importance on finding products that meet today’s environmental challenges, and these SunRype juice containers with new bendable paper straws are now available at Canadian grocery retailers - just in time for back to school lunch boxes.”

The packaging of the Tetra Pak juice containers is already recyclable.

SunRype started in Kelowna in 1946 and was bought by Lassonde in 2020. It makes juice as well as fruit snacks that are manufactured in Kelowna and two facilities in Washington State.

READ MORE: Deal to sell Sun-Rype for $80 million underway

The federal government plans to ban straws and other single use plastics by the end of the year.

READ MORE: Bags, straws and stir sticks among first targets of Canada-wide plastics ban

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