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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.....

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.....