Weber Packaging presents 100% paper moisture resistant vegetable bag

"Protecting vegetables and marketing them successfully at the same time"

The proven Veggie Bag from Weber Verpackungen is now also available as a bag, completely made of 100% recycled paper. "The Veggie Bag is the ideal packaging to protect cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce or other vegetables, at the same time marketing them successfully," the company reports. Individual prints…

Dutch growers of Diosa Fruit:

"Despite growth of their own production, the UK will keep importing peppers for a while"

Njoy has been Diosa Fruit's own brand since 2013. After years of using the trusted black box, it was time for a new look. These days trading company Diosa Fruit is responsible for the sale of, among other things, peppers under its own brand. As of last week in two new boxes. Director Teun Hendriks talks…

Who is the winner of this year's CPMA Packaging Innovation Award?

Mucci Farms announces it has been awarded the Packaging Innovation Award for the new Naked Leaf Living Basil Sleeve at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s 2021 Annual Convention and Trade Show. The 95th CPMA show is held in a virtual format featuring exhibitors from across the North American…

Prepackaged fresh produce sales soar amid Covid-19 pandemic

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects US sales of fresh produce packaging to grow 3.7% per year to nearly $7 billion in 2024, as demand continues to rise among both…

"Consumer demands for plastic reduction have grown over the years"

“Consumers’ demands for plastic reduction have grown over the years. People are more aware of sustainable packaging nowadays, and retailers want to tune into this consumer trend,” says Arjan van Steekelenburg, chain manager at Hazera. “On the other hand, retailers want to brand their product, and exhibit…

Sustainable punnet film for strawberries introduced

Soft fruit marketing group Berry Gardens has partnered with packaging manufacturer Coveris to launch a new printed lidding film that contains more than 30 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The PCR film is now available nationwide across lines including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries,…

T.O. Plastics launched new square pot and carry tray

"A complete brandable growing system"

T.O. Plastics has just launched a new product set: a 1-quart, brandable square pot with tag slots, and a companion carry tray. Expanding the trusted square pot product line to add convenient and durable branding opportunities comes the 450 square pot with tag slots (product #700162C) and corresponding…

Henkjan van Essen (JBB Packaging): "Everything we make is customer-specific”

New paper bags for fruits and vegetables

As a packaging company from the Dutch Westlands region, JBB Packaging from Maasdijk supplies a lot of packaging to cut flower and potted plant growers. A request from a growers cooperation last year led to the company also taking up activities within the fresh produce sector. “we are ready to supply the…

Bio vegetable packaging made with plastic recovered from the sea

Agromediterránea has launched a new container for the marketing of BIO radishes under its brand Sun & Vegs. It is a sustainable container made with recycled plastic that has been recovered from areas near the coasts and in the seas of Southeast Asia. It is doing so as one of the main partners of…

Compostic launches certified home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags in the US

Compostic, one of the first creators of certified home-compostable plastic alternatives, announced its launch in the United States, available on compostic.co and Amazon. With a mission to address the environmental catastrophe of plastic waste, Compostic's performance compostables offer a guilt-free, 100%…

100 % cardboard

Zero plastic for Solarenn and partners DS Smith & ETpack

The Solarenn cooperative has been working for two years on changing its packaging. For the 2021 season, three actors of the fruit and vegetable sector have developed innovative, optimized and eco-designed packaging. An efficient tripartite partnership and design. A tripartite partnership for eco-designed…

3rd party verification

Home compostable packaging now includes Recyclability

CKF, Inc. has added to its roster of independently assigned environmental labels by joining the How2Recycle program and will have the “Widely Recyclable” designation granted for its Earthcycle™ line of thermoformed moulded pulp trays and punnets for fresh produce. How2Recycle is an on-pack labeling…

The opinion of Alessio Orlandi of Fri El

The Italian tomato market keeps moving forward

The demand for tomatoes has increased greatly last week and also the market is performing well, as confirmed by Alessio Orlandi, commercial director of Fri-El, which has 12 hectares of greenhouses in Ostellato (Ferrara, Italy) and another 10 hectares under progress (see FreshPlaza of 10/02/2020). Alessio…

New clamshell retail pack for premium lettuce

Church Brothers Farms developed a new clamshell for its Little Gem lettuce that protects and showcases the premium variety at retail. The new patent-pending four-count clamshell is designed to protect the unique properties of the compact-sized lettuce while providing more product visibility on shelf. The…

Berry grower signs global plastics commitment

Yesterday Driscoll’s joined The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to help advance its pledge to prioritize sustainable packaging solutions that protect fresh berries…

Special Packaging this month

The demand for packaging is increasing. Reason enough to put this subject in the spotlight in our monthly special box. For this, we invite growers, suppliers, and anyone else who has solutions for or information about packaging to share this with our audience. This can be done in the form of a press release, but the special is also…

European Lift Lock crates

Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for IFCO

Lift Lock is the first and only range of reusable food packaging in Europe to have obtained this demanding sustainable certification. Ifco, global leader in reusable packaging for fresh products, has obtained the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification (3.1 version) for its European range of reusable Lift…

BelOrta invests in vacuum cooling for lettuce

"Vacuum cooling significantly extends the shelf life of leafy vegetables"

Lettuce and lettuce varieties occupy an important place within the BelOrta range. BelOrta also strives to bring them from the field to the plate as fresh and high-quality as possible. Last year, BelOrta sold more than 56,000,000 lettuce and lettuce varieties, worth half of the Belgian supply. "Although…

Thanks to new paper herb bags

Coop will save on 3.4 tons of plastic per year

Thanks to new paper bags, Swiss food retail chain Coop wlll save 3.4 tons of plastic per year on its organic herb pots. The paper bag can be disposed of in the waste paper bin, after wich it can be recycled. The pots have already been made of recycled plastic since spring 2020, the retailer reported. The…

Online retailer Kräuterfeld relies on Klingele packaging solution

"The packaging has proven to be excellent"

The range of goods on offer via e-commerce has long included plants. According to a study by Bitkom, one in five Internet users bought bouquets, seedlings or plants for indoor and outdoor use online in 2016. If these are to reach their destination safe and sound and in top quality, however, they need…

UK: "Home grown packaging to address supply chain headaches"

With the growing season underway and potential supply chain issues from importing goods from the continent, Macpac is reminding all growers to switch to them. By using Macpac as a supplier for your packaging needs means avoiding the possibility of extra stress and increased costs for importing goods, whilst…

Ugandan team develops eco-friendly packaging

A new, eco-friendly packaging developed by a Ugandan team, in collaboration with a university from the UK, could boost the incomes of Ugandan farmers and create much-needed new jobs. The packaging is made from maize stover – the stalks left after harvesting – and could reduce high levels of waste from…

Packaging company expands sustainable packaging line and celebrates centennial anniversary

Packaging needs and trends are constantly evolving, especially in the produce industry, where packaging is integral to ensuring the protection and shelf-life of a product. With a centennial anniversary in the agriculture industry coming up, packaging company Sambrailo has witnessed many changes…

Asda removes more than 100m pieces of single use plastic from its stores

Supermarket Asda is removing 101m pieces of single use plastic from its stores each year by switching from plastic to reusable fruit and veg bags. The move follows a 9-store trial and following positive customer and colleague feedback, Asda has now decided to remove all single-use plastic fruit and veg…

saving energy, waste, time and space with new bottles

"The bigger the better"

Shogun Fertilisers is pleased to announce the release of their new 10 litre and 25 litre bottles. Samurai Hydro, Samurai Coco, Sumo Boost, and Sumo Active Boost will all be available in the new twenty-five litre size. The Shogun products contain SmartZen® and AquaZen® formulations: developed in-house and independently tested. "Commercial…

Girò Italia

The green revolution passes through ultra-light eco-friendly packaging solutions

"We ended 2020 with an 18% growth, so we can be pleased with the commercial trend. These results make us understand we are on the right path - clients trust us and new clients bet on Girò Italia increasing our presence on the domestic market," reports Franco Locati, sales manager at Girò Italia, a…

United Fresh BrandStorm

Developing and marketing sustainable packaging

Yesterday marked the final day of the United Fresh Produce Association BrandStorm event. One of the final webinar discussions of the day looked at sustainable packaging. Led by Mary Coppola of United Fresh, Angela Sommers and Nick Mascari of Belle Harvest and Jessica Peri of Peri & Sons Farms talked…

Graziani Packaging

New "Magic" packaging line

Graziani Packaging has recently introduced new smooth and corrugated cardboard punnets under the Magic Punnet® brand. The analyses carried out by the Waste Watcher International Observatory revealed that food waste was still a relevant issue in 2020, although it did drop progressively. It is estimated that approximated 27 kg of…

Reflex launch Pack Plus: A more sustainable packaging solution

UK based packaging company Reflex Group have launched a lined board division to complement its existing packaging offering, and to provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic packaging. Grouped under the newly-formed Pack Plus division, the lined board products are suitable for a wide…

Food-safe sorting and packaging with GeoSort Ultimate Clean

How can one sort and package with food safety as a top priority? That question becomes increasingly important in the market, with consumers paying more and more attention to fresh produce hygiene. Greefa is rising to that challenge with the development of a new hygienic machine. Dick Verkade, Manager…

Pat Mangulabnan

Sustainable packaging will grow into a new plant

Lately, many improvements in sustainable packaging have been made globally,  promoting both healthy food and sustainable living. In Thailand, ‘Sprout’ has entered the market. This innovative packaging design is an environmentally-pleasant packaging that aims to make a literally greener planet. The design packs…

"Safe and fresh from the field to the consumer"

While plastic and synthetic materials have increasingly become the focus of criticism in recent years, the group of Guillin companies is now breaking new ground in terms of product protection and sustainability. In addition to product packaging with a greatly reduced plastic content, the packaging…

Industrie Montali

Single-dose pouches excellent to avoid logistic problems due to the pandemic

"Next month, we will introduce two innovative products we called Linea Chef, proof that it is possible to create high-end ready-to-eat dishes that are healthy and easy to use. We are the pioneers when it comes to single-dose sauces, which boast many advantages - they are resistant to contaminations from…

AR Packaging fibre-based barrier tray for fresh vegetables and fruit minimises use of plastics

Fresh vegetables and fruit are food categories with high waste levels throughout the supply chain. To meet the move to packaging with less plastics while not sacrificing product protection, AR Packaging has introduced a barrier cartonboard tray with more than 95% fibre content, tailored barrier and…

Anthony Langlais, Kultive:

“We now offer cherry tomatoes in 100% cardboard trays”

Kultive, the brand and commercial structure of over 50 French vegetable producers has just launched a new range of 100% cardboard trays for its cherry tomatoes. The trays are offered to its French retail clients since last week, beginning of the cherry tomato campaign. According to Anthony Langlais,…

André Vois (Project Service & Production LLC) on environmentally friendly packaging

"The market was just waiting for our eco-banding system"

The people at Project Service & Production LLC are focused on  product packaging of the future, even in today's times of crisis. FreshPlaza spoke to André Vois, Product Key Account Manager, who is responsible for environmentally friendly banding and the Proband V1000 system solution at the group of companies…

New package redesign for salad blends

Value-added salad brand Fresh Express® has contemporized its brand with new packaging design for its Garden, Premium Garden, Crunchy and Tender Leaf salad blends. The new design, which features revised artwork and graphics, aims to increase consumer appeal and purchase interest, and in independent…

Portfolio features fully renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable punnet designs

Smurfit Kappa launches innovative punnet portfolio for fresh produce market

Smurfit Kappa is launching its innovative punnet portfolio in Europe. The “Safe&Green” portfolio is Smurfit Kappa’s paper-based, sustainable solution to plastic packaging for fresh produce, and consists of unique designs that are 100% renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable.  Recent research by Smurfit Kappa…

Nick Jansen (Director Europe): "Huge stock protects against global raw materials scarcity on the market"

New LC Packaging head office centre of knowledge and attractive workplace in one

In September LC Packaging opened its new, sustainable, state-of-the-art head office and warehouse at the Logistiekpark A12 in Waddinxveen. A grand opening was not possible due to the Corona situation, but AGF.nl has been able to take a look at the new building of the family business that has been active in…

Dolly/crate loader is used successfully at large German onion and potato processor

More efficient repackaging of small packaging with one machine

For processors of onions, carrots or potatoes in small packages from 250 grams to 3 kilos in bags or nets, automation can make the difference. These producers often deliver custom work to their customers and therefore have to deal with a wide range of packaging options or different product carriers. “As…

PreZero Recycling

PreZero right on schedule in Belgium

Punctual opening of the sorting facility for lightweight packaging in Evergem

Following a construction period of just over one year and right on schedule, PreZero Recycling Belgium has begun operations at its sorting plant for light packaging in Evergem, Belgium. Every year, the fully automated plant will separate around 80,000 tons of material collected in the capital, Brussels,…

First Silphie-packaging at Kaufland

With OutNature, PreZero brings sustainable packaging based on the silphium plant onto the market

With OutNature, PreZero is developing new and sustainable fiber and paper products for packaging solutions in trade and industry. Following a successful pilot phase, the new packaging based on the silphium plant will first of all be introduced in the Fruit & Vegetable department in Kaufland stores.…

Plastic-free packaging meets Australian Home Compost standard

CKF, Inc. has expanded its international accreditations for responsible end of life disposal of packaging by meeting the Australian Home Compostability standard, AS 5810 (2010) for the Earthcycle™ line of produce packaging. The packaging was tested by the recognized and accredited third-party lab, OWS…

Bio-Able Solutions

New 100% recyclable sustainable packaging breaks down within 24 months

Sev-Rend High-Performance Packaging has continuously made their mark in the packaging world over the past 26 years, especially in the produce industry. Sev-Rend is now looking…

Youtube.com

Riverford Organic Farmers

'Fruit and veg packaging is now home compostable - saving 21 tonnes of plastic yearly'

Riverford founder Guy and packaging expert Robyn put out a clip on Youtube about his company's journey to home compostables. Photo source: Youtube.com  

Growertalks

Best practices for biocontrols

Let’s say you’ve figured out which biocontrol agents (BCAs) to use for the various insect and mite pests on your greenhouse crops, found a reputable supplier, ordered the correct quantity of the BCAs, and they’ve been shipped and should be arriving at your green-house at the perfect time. These are all critical steps toward…

Bedford Industries

Bedford Industries introduces new plant-based bag closure

Bedford Industries is excited to introduce CloseIt® Bio-Clip, its new plant-based bag closure containing 100% USDA certified biobased content that is commercially compostable. The Minnesota-based manufacturer set the ambitious goal of creating a compostable clip upon introducing its line of CloseIt clips…

Frits van der Meulen, KCB: Spanish greenhouse vegetables quality is currently so-so

"Packaging greatly improves chicory, green beans, cucumbers, and radishes' quality and shelf life"

"More fruit and vegetables are being sold via the retail channel. That's led to a sharp increase in packaged goods. Think of pre-packed bags of apples, trays of pears, and…

NORMA replaces plastic packaging of organic herbs with paper

Over 4 tonnes of plastic to be saved annually

Chives, parsley, basil and other fresh herbs of Norma's proprietary BIO SONNE label have gotten a makeover, saving resources. The food retailer is now wrapping the pots in unbleached, wet-strength paper, thus saving 5.5 grams of plastic per item. What doesn't sound like much at first, will eventually add…

Pact Group

Pact Group acquires New Zealand’s only packaging manufacturer with integrated PET recycling capability

Pact Group has completed the acquisition of Flight Plastics, a leading provider of packaging for the fresh food segment and New Zealand’s only packaging manufacturer with integrated PET recycling capability.  The acquisition of Flight is another important step in Pact’s strategy to lead the circular economy…

Riverford organic vegetable box company

Devon veg box firm does away with plastic in a switch to home-compostable packaging

After a two-year journey, organic veg box company Riverford has switched to all of its packaging on fruit and veg to home compostable. This action will save 21 tons of plastic…

New plastic film "deactivates Coronavirus in just 15 minutes"

A scientific collaboration including the companies Nanox, AplFilm, Braskem and the UFSCar (Brazil) and Jaume I of Castellón (Spain) universities has presented a plastic film…

Hinojosa's eco-friendly heat-sealable cardboard tray wins award at the WorldStar Awards 2021

Many countries in the European Union are restricting the use of single-use plastics in food packaging. It's a regulatory change that goes hand in hand with the consumer's…

New compostable packaging can double shelf-life of fresh produce

Compostable packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have partnered to offer fully compostable packaging that extends the shelf-life of fresh produce. The resulting laser microperforated compostable film provides retailers and suppliers with the ideal packaging qualities to…

Packaging company sees steady growth in demand for new sustainable line

As consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, the demand for sustainable packaging options continues to increase every year. In response to this demand, as well as to reflect their own sustainability values, Warren Packaging has been working on developing a sustainable packaging line. “We…

"The solution lies not in less but in better packaging"

"The packaging industry is under pressure to change the negative image of plastics and packaging into a positive one. After all, packaging was created to get food to the consumer safe and sound. Food waste is, of course, a much bigger problem, and skimping on packaging could have a detrimental effect on…

New line of sustainable packaging for Fair Trade organic grower

Wholesum, Fair Trade certified growers and shippers of organic produce, launched a new sustainable packaging line of vegetables that will hit retail shelves this month. The new line will carry Wholesum’s staple, year-round items including organic slicer cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers…

New fully recyclable lidded tomato packaging

Packaging for fresh produce and in particular reducing the amount of plastic used has long been a hot topic, but there are many factors to consider when developing a new concept. Shelf life, protecting the product from damage and appearance and the all important environmental impact are big factors. The…

Innovation and sustainability driven by top-sealed packaging solutions

The research for new packaging solutions, both to match the new trends in fresh produce consumption and to attract a wider range of customers, has been a quite established effort in the food industry during the last few years. The evident consequences have been new developments in packaging design and…

SP Soluciones Agrícolas and Indesla offer different formats, from 125 grams to 1 kilo

New sustainable cardboard and R-PET packaging for berries and other crops

SP Soluciones Agricolas, a company from Huelva, and its partner Indesla have come together to solve one of the main problems that the cardboard packaging for berries have. “The need for the berries to be seen by consumers at the points of sale came into conflict with the sustainability of the tubs and…


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