Packaging

New line of single serving specialty pepper bags

Bailey Farms, a shipper of specialty peppers, announced a single serving line of specialty peppers, Bailey Farms SideKicks, which the company says will make it easier for…

Compostable pot reduces need for water

“In the UK and Europe plastic-free packaging of all types is a huge driver for growers at the moment”, says Mark Lingard, marketing manager of Sirane. In this market where more and more growers and suppliers are asking for sustainable products, Mark sees the demand of their fully compostable plant pot…

Village Farms launches 'sweet' or 'smooth' campaign

Village Farms is ready to celebrate and has a few surprises in store for this year’s PMA. First, Village Farms is celebrating the success of its flagship tomato variety, Heavenly Villagio Marzano which was launched at PMA 2011. According to Bret Wiley, SVP of Sales for Village Farms, “the success of…

Cleaning up garbage with recycled garbage bags

Saturday September 15 was World Cleanup Day. Litter was cleaned up and mapped worldwide. Oerlemans Packaging sponsored the World Cleanup Day Nederland, in which more than 250 teams participated. Oerlemans Packaging produced recycled garbage bags for the Dutch teams and, spread over the entire country,…

DFHV:

Germany: New packaging law applies starting 01.01.2019

The new Packaging Act was already passed more than a year ago and will replace the Packaging Ordinance starting on 01.01.2019. The Packaging Act brings with it a number of…

Nicolas Janssen, Zeus Aero

Fresh produce sent via air freight becoming more popular

As winter approaches, fresh fruit and vegetable shipping via air freight is on the rise. Although this mode of transportation is considered expensive, demand for this is…

Are retailers relying too much on plastic packaging?

The message of 'organic', 'environmentally-friendly', 'sustainable', 'local', and other similar themes are now well-established in the produce industry. There is also the paradox, however, of increasing use of plastics in packaging. Many argue that packaging produce reduces food waste and enables greater…

US Leafy green grower expands value-added organic line

WP Rawl, a grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the U.S. has expanded their value–added offerings under the Nature’s Greens Organic label the company originally…

Trialed in Australia

First compostable top seal strawberry punnet launched

Collaboration between a Canadian and an Australian company has resulted in being first to market with a compostable and recyclable top-seal punnet for strawberries in Australia. “It is the first time that this type of strawberry packaging is available in Australia and it is currently being trialed with a…

EarthCycle: special fresh produce pulp trays

Packaging is playing an increasingly important role in the fresh fruit and vegetable chain. The concern about the use of plastic is also growing. Many businesses are looking for eco-friendly packaging alternatives. NNZ, a Dutch company, has exclusive marketing rights for CFK EarthCycle trays in the…

Van Dongen Heerschap and Gartner take over Mooy

Mooy Logistics to be relaunched

The curators of Mooy Logistics have reached an agreement about its relaunch. Mooy Logistics' companies will be sold in two parts. On the one hand, VDH and GARTNER KG, on the other. The staff was…

Quimas Workshop

Quimas launches modified atmosphere and SO2 bags

Quimas has been marketing its SmartPac, a solution for the post-harvest preservation of blueberries, for the past four years. It is a plastic film of low density polyethylene with metabisulfite extruded in its structure, which allows SO2 to be released in a homogeneous and controlled way while the fruit…

California: Tomato truck spills cargo on Highway 33

A truck carrying tomatoes overturned Wednesday afternoon on Highway 33 north of Westley, according to a statement by the California Highway Patrol. The initial report said it was a minor-injury accident, but details were not available. The spill resulted in both directions of the highway at Gaffney Road…

Leafy greens grower transitions line to more environmentally-friendly packaging

Misionero, grower of organic leafy greens, announces the transition of its Earth Greens product line to the peel and reseal technology currently being utilized by the Garden Life product line. After a successful adaptation, Misionero said it continues to commit to improving packaging for its entire…

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…

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…

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…

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…

"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…


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