Swiss Chalet Partners with WestRock to Launch Recyclable Paperboard Packaging

This dramatic material change is an important step by restaurant parent company, Recipe Unlimited, toward sustainability goals

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WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has announced a partnership with Recipe Unlimited to implement a suite of recyclable paperboard packaging, intended to divert 31 million plastic containers from landfills across Canada each year. The packaging began appearing at Swiss Chalet restaurants in October, 2021 and is now available across all its locations.

With a goal to replace rigid black PET trays and lids with packaging made from renewable resources, the two companies used discovery sessions in their early collaboration to zero in on the right sustainable solution. The modular system uses uncoated recycled board (URB) and EnShield® Natural Kraft to maintain the high performance standards required by Swiss Chalet, while simultaneously increasing the sustainability attributes of its takeout containers. It received the PAC Global Award for Sustainable Design during the Inclusive Opportunities & Universal Design Summit in February, 2022.

WestRock Named to Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates List

WestRock, a leading provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, has been named as one of the 2022 Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates, ranking seventh within the Engineering & Manufacturing category.

The ranking is determined by Forbes and Statista, a leading global statistics company and industry ranking provider. An independent survey focused on issues and experiences in the workplace analyzes the responses of more than 20,000 young professionals employed by organizations of 1,000 or more to identify the companies most liked by new workforce entrants. Listed companies represent the top 3% of employers who meet survey criteria.