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Tattooed cucumbers in the fight against plastic

Dutch firm Eosta claim to have saved at least one million product wrappers since the introduction of their high-tech innovation earlier this year.An ‘organic’ label is ‘tattooed’ onto fruits and vegetables by removing pigment from the skin of produce using laser technology. The method dubbed ‘natural.....

Ukraine: Opening of new packaging plant for greenhouse production

The municipality of Vodyanoye, in the Kamyan-Dniprovsky district, was chosen for the construction of a Fresh Packaging Platform for fruit and vegetable products, which is necessary to facilitate the export of fresh produce of an homogeneous quality to the European market. Its opening is scheduled for 22.....

Spain: Young people prefer carton or wood packaging for fruit & veg

According to a study by Aecoc, the most popular options, in terms of packaging, among millennials when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables are carton and wood.The Manufactures and Distributors’ Association Aecoc has detected, thanks to its recent study “Potential of millennials as shoppers of fruit and.....

Clay-based antimicrobial packaging keeps food fresh

Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious. Now scientists report that they have developed a packaging film coated with clay.....
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US (NY): Vegetable grading & packing field day

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience to aid in understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. This session is designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.The event will be at Catskill.....

Earthcycle earns OK Compost certification for Europe

In line with CKF’s vision to increase export markets for Earthcycle, the company is pleased to announce that its line of moulded fibre packaging for produce is guaranteed to be biodegrade in industrial compost settings, according to European standard EN 13432. AB Vincotte is one of the certifying bodies for.....

US: Which horticultural plastics can be recycled and where?

By now, greenhouse operations have gleaned the production areas of spring and early summer plant material. W. Garrett Owen of MSU writes: "I have come across some operations that have deposited used and even un-used containers, flats or carrier trays in large dumpsters for recycling (Photo 1). At each.....

Food packaging chemical found to increase onset of chronic disease

A study of 1500 South Australian men found a link between several chronic diseases and phthalates – a group of chemicals used widely in food packaging.The results, which have been published in the international journal Environmental Research, detected phthalates in the urine samples of 99.6 per cent of men.....