EUGENE, ORE. — Nancy’s Probiotic Foods recently unveiled sustainably sourced paper-based yogurt cups for the company’s Oatmilk Non-Dairy Yogurts.

The single-serve, 5.3 oz paper cups are sourced from sustainably managed forests, and the company said by switching to the new packaging it will reduce its plastic use by 78% per cup. The paper-based cups have a thin plastic lining, Nancy’s Probiotic Foods shared, to maintain product quality.

“We are always looking for more sustainable packaging options and this is a step in the right direction,” said Sheryl Kesey Thompson, co-owner of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods.

What’s more, the company said it refined its plant-based yogurt recipe, with not only fewer calories, lower fats, and no soy, nuts or gluten, but also the inclusion of billions of live, non-dairy probiotic CFUs.

The alternative yogurts made with oatmilk come in five flavors: Plain, Vanilla, Blueberry, Passionfruit Banana and Strawberry Hibiscus.  

Family-owned Springfield Creamery, Eugene, Ore., makes Nancy’s Probiotic Foods products, offering organic and natural dairy, as well as plant-based products, with a focus on supporting immune and digestive health.

The company shared that its dedication to packaging sustainability originated with durable, reusable Nancy’s Probiotic Food containers, which picked up the nickname “Nancysware.” Additionally, Springfield Creamery coordinates local collections of its used containers, so its packaging can be recycled into other plastics. The company said its program through the years has collected more than 50,000 pounds of plastic, leading to the production of park benches and playground equipment.