Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Works


Samuel Kaymen, founder and chairman of Stonyfield Farm, studied chemistry and electrical engineering and formed Spacewhite Industries, Inc. in the 1960s to build clean rooms for the aerospace industry. He later studied organic farming, and began to pursue his interest in sustainable agriculture, eventually founding Stonyfield Farm. The company has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise Program for its comprehensive solid-waste minimization initiatives, through which more than 70% of the company's waste products are reused or recycled. The company even lets customers send back their cups and lids to be recycled.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Agricultural & Biological
Topic(s):Health
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:From the start, Stonyfield Farm focused on using recyclable yogurt cups. Life Cycle Analysis, however, showed that the greatest environmental impact occurred during production, not disposal, of the containers. So, the company now packages its all-natural yogurt in the most environmentally friendly package available: polypropylene (#5) plastic.
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