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Milne Fruit Products Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

October 25, 2012, Prosser, WA – Milne Fruit Products has been recognized by the largest provider of reusable container solutions in the United States for its corporate social responsibility efforts and commitment to using packaging products that advance sustainability and reduce the impact on the environment.

“Your purchases in 2011 avoided 988 tons of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Calvin Lee, president of Industrial Container Services (ICS), in recognizing Milne for its accomplishments. “Congratulations on your choice to purchase green packaging.”

According to ICS, reconditioning multi-trip steel drums, plastic drums and intermediate bulk containers results in lower energy and environmental impacts when compared to the manufacture of comparable single-trip packaging.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our sustainability efforts by our supplier and partner,” said Shannon Elkins, Milne’s director of sales and marketing. “We’re proud to be affiliated with a like-minded company that keeps millions of tons of steel and plastic out of landfills each year by facilitating reuse of containers that would otherwise require disposal.

Founded in 1956, Milne Fruit Products is the industry leader in creating fruit juices, concentrates, purees and custom blends for the industrial food and beverage markets, and has recently introduced 100% natural MicroDried™ fruit ingredients and powerful Concord grape extract powders. With a reputation built on outstanding product quality and customer service, Milne utilizes innovative technologies and rigorous quality controls to provide healthy fruit products that are 100% natural to meet the needs of a diverse consumer marketplace.

For more information, please stop by the Milne booth # 17034 at the Venetian and Sands Expo on November 7-8 during SupplySide West 2012 in Las Vegas; visit; or contact Shannon Elkins, director of sales at 509.786.2611.

Media contact: Carmel Hearn, 678-384-7833,

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