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Photo of French vegetable shelf causes indignation

The latest trend: halved tomatoes in plastic for 3.20 euros

Plastic films in the vegetable rack are not unusual these days. But a photo of a French vegetable rack has led to great indignation and disbelief among European consumers. The photo shows halved tomatoes in plastic for 3.20 euros, and a refrigerated shelf with packaged fruits and vegetables. Critics are.....

Fresh produce laser can engrave up to 6,000 cucumbers per hour

Under the motto ‘Nature has the best inspirations – and we should make use of these,’ the German brand Eco Mark presents so-called Natural Branding. This very modern branding procedure makes it possible for the fruit branch to mark fresh products without using chemicals, plastic packaging or labels. This.....

Provide Agro to sell Sorma Group equipment

Provide Agro recently announced a partnership with Sorma USA to market and sell the line in Eastern Canada and Northeastern USA. Sorma is an Italian based company that has 45 years experience in the development and production of packaging materials and equipment.“We felt that Sorma was on the cutting edge.....

US: Grower creates eco-friendly packaging

Several US grocery stores are taking a closer look at biodegradable packaging for fruits and vegetables, thanks in part to the efforts of farmers like Linda Fritz, who refuse to put their products in the familiar plastic clam shells.For Fritz and her Sun Sugar Farms in Verona, Kentucky it's a matter of.....

Coatings packed in recycled buckets

Mardenkro is continuously taking steps towards achieving more sustainable methods of production and application. At the moment the company is running a trial using 100% recycled buckets. The initial experiences have been positive.‘Not only do we want to take steps to ensure the formulations of our coatings.....

No more plastic on British cucumbers during UK season

There will be no more plastic on cucumbers at the British retailer Morrisons. Even though the plastic layer is important for a longer shelf life, the retailer gets rid of the plastic during the British growing season. "The cucumbers are very quickly transported from farm to store. We believe there will be.....

"Growing demand for bespoke packaging"

"Adopting fine-tuned environmentally-friendly design practice should always be considered at the start of the design process." This is stated by the team with packaging specialists MacPac. "Working in collaboration with customers to minimise environmental impact and avoiding costly downstream delays and.....

Packaging thieves become bolder: full boxes emptied

There is a criminal gang that has longbeen focusing on stealing empty EPS packaging from growing and trading companies. These empty containers are now kept under lock and key. The thieves are, therefore, becoming more inventive. In the clip below, you can see how these thieves had set to work on full.....

Plastic as part of a sustainable solution

Plastic has in recent times been demonised by the press and it is now the assumption of many that we should find alternatives wherever possible. It is however a versatile material and when used responsibly, and recycled after use, it does not automatically have the disastrous environmental impact.....

CAN (QC): Premier Tech acquires engineering firm

Premier Tech continues its expansion with its eighth acquisition—and first in Quebec—in the past 18 months. With the transaction, Premier Tech acquires Saint-Hubert–based engineering firm Automation Machine Design (AMD Inc.), which has specialized in designing and manufacturing automated and robotic.....

Paul Koppert, Koppert Machines:

"Complete packaging lines for the entire snack vegetable segment"

In 1983 Arie Koppert started manufacturing sowing machines for small seeds, such as radish, carrots and flowers. At that time mechanization in the greenhouse was scarcely available and he decided to mechanize the harvesting and processing of radish by means of a harvesting machine and a fully automatic.....

New patriotic packaging for Canadian greenhouse grower

This July, Inspired Greens will be dressed in a red and white sleeve to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday.“Canada isn’t the only one celebrating a birthday this summer,” said David Karwacki, CEO of The Star Group. “Inspired Greens will also celebrate as we honor one year at the Inspired Greenhouse this.....

Recyclable plastic for living herb pots

Vitacress is introducing recyclable plastic packaging to its living herb pots and in doing so eliminating the black plastic pots it currently uses. The new grey pots contain 90% recycled content, and will be used for all fresh sowings on the business’ West Sussex nursery from July 2018.Vitacress recognised.....

Moulded fibre packaging wins CSR Excellence award

Two years ago CKF and G’s Fresh Mushrooms began working together with the aim of elevating mushroom packaging to the demands of the 21st century. Mushroom packaging has seen little innovation over the past 20 years. CKF say the traditionally used plastic punnet wrapped with PVC has no positive impact on the.....