In a career rife with packaging innovations—including the highly acclaimed dual-function Heinz Dip & Squeeze ketchup package—Michael Okoroafor sets a high bar. Now, as vp, global sustainability & packaging innovation at McCormick & Co., he gives senior technical editor Rick Lingle an exclusive interview to outline how the company plans to achieve its carbon reduction goals.
McCormick & Co. has already made good progress. Okoroafor cites three recent projects and measures their impact.
Along the way, his most important and significant learning has been that “sustainable packaging often provides the best financial choice” among innovative options, despite the common belief that sustainable packaging is generally more costly.
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