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Berry Plastics Announces it will Begin Shipping Pharmaceutical Products on Plastic Pallets in 2011

Evansville, IN, February 22, 2011 - In response to the ongoing issues related to pallet contamination, Berry Plastics announced today it would offer the shipping of pharmaceutical products on plastic pallets. This initiative is a response to the negative consequences many of our customers have faced with their use of other pallets. In an effort to tightly control the supply chain, Berry Plastics will offer closed loop shipping solutions with its pharmaceutical customers. The result will be to establish and adhere to best practices while providing the finest product experience available while mitigating the risks associated with typical pallets.

This initiative is strategically aligned with Berry's ongoing sustainability programs.  The implementation of these closed loop shipping programs will contribute to our customers' sustainability initiatives. The plastic pallets will be manufactured with 100% regrind generated from Berry's manufacturing processes.  These lightweight, plastic pallets are more durable than wooden pallets, will not splinter, have no nails, and therefore have no protruding nail heads that damage packaging.  Most importantly, Berry's plastic pallets will not absorb liquids and are impervious to infestation and contamination.

Making changes today for a better tomorrow is part of an on-going process at Berry Plastics. 

For additional information contact:

Amy Westlund
Berry Plastics Corporation
101 Oakley St.
Evansville, IN 47710
Phone:  (812) 306-2435
amywestlund@berryplastics.com