NEENAH, WIS. – Packaging solutions manufacturer Amcor collaborated with yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic and spouted pouch manufacturer Cheer Pack North America to deliver a more sustainable packaging option.

The companies introduced an all-polyethylene (PE) spouted pouch, which replaces Stonyfield’s former multi-laminate structure for its YoBaby refrigerated yogurt.

Amcor shared that the new pouch design includes the company’s all-PE film, AmPrima Plus, as well as Cheer Pack’s Vizi cap. Amcor said the package eliminates metallized or foil-based film layers that traditionally have been utilized in pouches. Plus, the Cheer Pack cap reduces the amount of plastic used by more than five tons per 10mm caps, the companies said.

“This custom-engineered solution is the result of a long-standing relationship between Amcor, Stonyfield Organic and Cheer Pack North America,” said Tom Schell, senior director of research and development at Amcor Flexibles North America. “We are proud to collaborate with cross-channel partners in the development of this highly innovative solution that helps Stonyfield reach its sustainability goals.”

Per Amcor, its R&D team worked with Cheer Pack pouching and spouting experts to create “a package with premium graphic production, high moisture and oxygen barrier to preserve the content, and highly durable hermetic seals along the pack edges and around opening fitments for optimal performance under abusive conditions.”

Stonyfield director of marketing Sophie Schmitt said the company takes its commitment to sustainability seriously.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Amcor and Cheer Pack North America on a sustainable pouch solution to help achieve our long-term packaging goals and make steps toward protecting the planet for generations to come,” Schmitt said.