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US (CA): Pepper grower invests in high-tech pack line

California Pepper grower/shipper Live Oak Farms launched its 2018 pepper season on a new multi-million-dollar high-tech pepper pack line and marked the expansion of its pepper program with its first ever Jalapeno harvest.“We’d set out to raise the bar on field bell pepper quality, and today a new era has.....

US (CA): Mushroom producer launches redesigned package labels

Monterey Mushrooms, a large fresh mushroom grower based in California, has introduced a redesigned package label for all of their fresh mushrooms. After careful thought to determine what information the label should contain, as well as the appearance itself, the new label was entirely redesigned and the new.....

Village Farms launches new topseal program

Village Farms has launched a new topseal program for their exclusive specialty snacking tomatoes. Available in 10oz sized containers now available are Heavenly Villagio Marzano®, Cabernet Estate Reserve®, Cherry no 9®, Lip Smackn’ Grape®, Maverick Mix™, and Village Farms’ newest tomato variety Lorabella.....

Distribution of fruits and vegetables in Spain

"Reusable plastic boxes generate less environmental impact than single-use cardboard boxes"

Reusable plastic boxes generate 25% less environmental impact than single-use cardboard boxes in the distribution of fruits and vegetables in Spain. This is true in five of the six environmental impact categories analyzed by the comparative study of the different distribution options for fruit and vegetables.....

Bags shaped like T-shirt

Just in time for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, two large Swiss vegetable marketers are launching their snack tomatoes on the market with a striking packaging design: The Schur®Star bag shaped like a T-shirt to match the globally popular event.Fans all over the world will spend hours in front of the.....

First-to-market innovative packaging to be rolled out

UK: Waitrose tomatoes now in trays made from tomato leaves

Waitrose is cutting plastic by introducing punnets made using tomato vines for some of its tomatoes. The punnets - which combine dried vines with recycled cardboard - will be used for the supermarket’s Duchy Organic tomatoes. The environmentally-friendly packaging puts the by-product of tomatoes to good use.....

Coles and Woolworths introduce new targets

Australia: Supermarket giants step up war on plastic

Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are stepping up their war on plastic, introducing new targets to slash the amount of wrapping on fresh fruit and vegetables. This Monday, the retailers committed to going further than their previous announcements to ditch single-use plastic bags in response to demands.....

Ishida Europe and Itech AG

Packing line delivers high accuracy for fixed-weight vegetable packs

Leading Swiss vegetable producer Gastro Star AG is able to pack fresh convenience vegetables in fixed weight packs, sometimes with very low quantities, while minimising product giveaway, thanks to a new packing line solution devised by Ishida Europe and its distributor in Switzerland, Itech AG.The line is.....

Hidden in lorry-load of lettuce

Spain: South Dublin gang gets €3.4 million in cannabis confiscated

A south Dublin drugs gang, has been the main mover behind a €3.4m drugs shipment that was found hidden in a lorry load of lettuce. New details of the massive Spanish seizure emerged yesterday.Four Irish men and a Romanian national are in custody in Spain after 170 kg of cannabis was seized in a Garda.....

NL: Tomato grower cuts free from fossil fuels

Circularity is gaining attention in horticulture. Ted Duijvestijn, a Dutch tomato grower in Westland, would like to maximise waste utilisation and increase resource efficiency. He shares his innovative take on this: “We are moving towards a circular economy in which sustainability and social innovation play.....

Scoby: A packaging material that grows like a vegetable

Roza Janusz developed Scoby, a living packaging material that follows the process of vegetable cultivation. The material is a membrane that prolongs the durability of a product and can be eaten together with its content, or serve as compost.Janusz aims at turning packaging production into a benefit for the.....

Kenya: Laikipia farmer invests millions to avert post-harvest losses

The price of a single tomato in some Nairobi estates is now going for Sh15, or you could buy three pieces for Sh25. All this while less than 200 kilometres away, in Nyandarua, animals are fed with cabbages and carrots, while tomatoes rot away as lack of transport keeps farmers and consumers worlds apart......

recycled cardboard and PET bottles

Mini tomatoes packaging is made of 100% recycled material

Dutch snack vegetable specialist, Greenco, is using sustainable packaging for their Tommies Mini Toppers. These mini tomatoes will be enclosed in 100% recycled material. They can be found, exclusively, at Jumbo. The company worked intensively with experts in the field of sustainable packaging. Greenco: "With.....

Guilty? Are we?

Packaging manufacturer about using waste and recycling materials

"The bête noir of the modern world has suddenly taken on a new and more hateful persona with the sometimes misinformed media and public venting their spleen on what they see as a deliberate and recklessly unsustainable way of life, much of it aimed at the packaging manufacturers/suppliers." This is noted by.....