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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.....

Norwegian Coop to remove almost 400 tonnes of plastic from fresh produce shelves

"Plastic got a terrible name when a whale, with a stomach full of plastic, washed up on the beach inBergen. We can see this in the reactions of our customers. The aversion to plastic can now also be seen in people who never used to pay any special attention to the environment," says Jan Paul Bjørkøy and.....

Italy: Open-top lettuce bags from Fellini Patrizio

Thanks to its new open-top lettuce bags, Fellini Patrizio has achieved its objectives of protecting the produce from handling, making it more attractive and improving its shelf-life. The bags contain Gentilina, Romana, Trocadero and red Gentilina lettuce.Freschissimi open-top bags from Fellini Patrizio"We.....

Endless pictures of plastic packaging

On the Greenpeace site, a stream of pictures taken by concerned customers shows us that the plastic pollution crisis is really getting out of hand. Corporations and retailers are wrapping everything from avocados to t-shirts in throwaway plastic packaging that eventually finds its way into our oceans, all in.....

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Start tomato concept 'Automato' for the vegetable specialty shop

This week vegetable specialty shop Primeurshop Bol had something new in the Netherlands with the innovative tomato concept 'Automato' of tomato nursery Stoffels. This eye catcher is distinctive for vegetable specialty shops and consists of various units which each contain a different color of cherry.....

All Lidl packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025

According to official data, 26 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated each year in the EU, but only 30% is recycled, while the remaining 70% is incinerated or landfilled. 95% of the value of plastic containers, which amounts to between 70,000 and 105,000 million Euro, is lost every year. Lidl is.....

FruitMasters gets a new soft fruit packing station

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currants and cherries are more popular than ever. In recent years, sales of soft fruit at FruitMasters have also increased considerably. The Dutch wholesaler, FruitMasters, responded to this by introducing a new soft fruit packaging station. They can.....
Viva Fresh Expo

Veggie packaging nominated for Innovation Awards finalists

The Viva Fresh Expo, hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), announces the category finalists for the first annual Gateway to Innovation Awards. The purpose of these awards is to further expand on what is happening in the Tex-Mex produce corridor, and recognize this region’s excellence.....

US: Packaging company holds grand opening for new printing facility

Second-generation, family-owned Fox Packaging hosted a Grand Opening Reception for their new printing facility in McAllen this month, bringing more than 200 growers, suppliers, and partners together to celebrate the company’s investment in quality and customer service.The new 32,000 square foot facility took.....