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US (ME): Greenhouse plastic collection starts September 25

In Maine, the statewide collection of greenhouse plastic for recycling begins on Friday, September 25. They ask growers to follow folding and labeling instructions, check the…

New line introduced by Beekenkamp Verpakkingen

New transport boxes without stacking rim, suitable for any pooled RTP

The blue rigid EPS-trays won't longer be used in 2021. A foldable crate will be the alternative, but that won't be a suitable solution for everyone. Therefore, for several growers, it becomes more interesting to start using their own pool trays. One of the options on the market are the transport boxes of…

Fresh thinking for fruit and produce packaging

With fresh food and meal kit delivery services on the rise, there is growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions that ensure freshness and convenience for consumers. Vegetables Australia investigates the options that are available to food producers and businesses. Consumers, retailers and growers…

Sandra Somford of JASA Packaging Solutions

“An opportunity to show ourselves in a relatively new market”

Family-owned company JASA Packaging Solutions was established in the Netherlands 35 years ago and the company opened a US branch in 2018. “With a focus on providing packaging equipment and sustainable packaging solutions, we are bringing our European knowledge and expertise to North America,” says Sandra…

Survey shows that detailed traceability systems are in place on LGMA farms

A survey of member companies operating under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shows that producers are capable of quickly tracking product involved in an outbreak or recall. Under FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, farms are not considered registered facilities and thus are not required to have a…

Packaging company commits to reducing environmental impact

Moving forward, Giro Pack, Inc. is focused on optimizing the plastic used in each package to reduce the possible environmental impact. Greater sustainability reduces waste and CO2 emissions. Giro has already begun offering reduced plastic options of existing packaging formats (as well as new concepts)…

Leon Hoogervorst, Inter Fresh Concepts

“Icepack use growing in the fruit and vegetable sector, especially for online sales”

People often send, for example, broccoli from the Netherlands to Spain. Then they scoop a decent amount of ice over its crate. That's to keep the broccoli in optimal condition. That, however, has a drawback. Things become a mess on arrival. There are puddles of water under all the pallets. Hygiene is…

What's the best sealant for fruit and vegetable packaging - EVA or metallocene?

Proper packaging is vital for transporting and selling fruits and vegetables. Trays and boxes are preferred. Using a sealant, these kinds of packaging can be assembled quickly, easily, and efficiently. The perfect adhesive, however, depends on various factors. These include the packaging material used…

Nature Fresh Farms

New 100% home compostable cucumber wrap released

Nature Fresh Farms continue their sustainable initiatives by releasing a new, 100% home compostable wrap for their Long English Cucumbers, a first in the North American market. An alternative to traditional polyethylene plastic, this film is an environmentally friendly compostable wrap that breaks down…

Macpac announces new on-line shopping experience

Packaging manufacturers Macpac report that in the coming weeks they will be launching a new on-line ‘shopping’ website. It will provide a one-stop shop for box quantities of selected packaging on demand in key sectors. A spokesperson for the manufacturer said: "We’ve been successfully offering our…

Party Délice tomato shaker nominated for European Carton Excellence Award 2020

The Party Délice tomato shaker has been nominated for the European Carton Excellence Award 2020. The Belgian company, Den Berk Délice, produces this cardboard packaging. Remmert Dekker Packaging designed it. "We started the design process with an idea. We wanted to replace the existing tomato shaker with…

New: Tomabel shaker

The REO Veiling is offering its Tomabel snack and snack tomatoes in new Tomabel shakers from today (Wednesday 2 September). This stylish cardboard packaging with transparent lid replaces the black 'Nova' punnets and offers three customer-friendly advantages: the product is highly visible in the small packaging, the product is…

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Cost of plastic bags set to double in UK supermarkets

The British government has announced that single-use plastic bags will double in cost from 5p to 10p in all shops from next April onwards. Shoppers will pay more for each bag…

A unique and innovative green approach to reducing plastic food product packaging

Harpak-ULMA Launches Its PaperSeal Sustainable Food Packaging System

Harpak-ULMA today announced the official launch of its innovative PaperSeal packaging technology as part of the company’s initiative to fundamentally rethink packaging systems to promote green packaging alternatives across the food industry. Image: Business Wire Public concerns, regulatory actions, and powerful…

Jumbo supermarket:

“Fresh packs’ upward trend increased even more in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 outbreak”

Do you feel like having a nice, home-made cocktail? Fresh pack developments don’t end with meals. They keep evolving. The Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo, has noticed a strong upward trend. Since the coronavirus broke out, soup and meal pack sales have increased even more. The unprocessed assortment’s…

Fresh pack concept: Easy, tasty, and inexpensive?

The Dutch consumer program, Radar, recently took a closer look at the fresh pack concept. Are these packs really so tasty and convenient? Isn’t it much cheaper to buy all the…

Craig Stauffer with Vanguard International on packaging developments

“Are consumers swapping sustainability for safety?”

Consumers are shopping more and shopping differently. The good news is that fresh produce aisles have been busier than ever, with “health” absolutely top-of-mind as a further indicator that the transmission of the coronavirus is of utmost concern for the majority.A sign of increased perception of the…

Macpac’s Plantpac in demand in an e-commerce-driven climate

Increasing interest for packaging for delivery through the letterbox

In March there were dire prospects for the horticultural sector. In the UK, the Horticultural Trades Association suggested at the time that if garden centres remained closed then the value of lost sales could reach £687m by the end of June and £1.2bn by Christmas this year. It was reported that some 650…

New fibre punnets to help address sustainable packaging issues in Australia

Consumer demand for sustainable fresh produce packaging and healthy eating choices were the driving forces behind Visy's new fibre punnets. National Account Manager, Jamie O'Dell says the Enviropunnet™ is a sustainable, recyclable and market appealing option for packing fresh produce, and offers a…

Sieto de Vreeze and Marnix van der Caaij, Quality Pack

“Packaging material has never been this high on the agenda”

Is there still space at wholesalers for fruit and vegetable packaging? Not that they don't need it at all, but stock sometimes takes up quite a lot of space. Couldn't another method of stock control be cheaper and more effective? And what about packaging that can be used several times, like plastic…

Redpack wants to reduce labor and contamination by packing lettuce on field rigs

"Increasing efficiencies in iceberg lettuce packaging"

To meet demands of growers across the market to reduce labor, enable faster packaging speeds and lower maintenance costs when wrapping iceberg lettuce, the engineers at Redpack Packaging Machinery have been working closely with growers across the globe to come up with a solution that wraps iceberg in a…

From Adelaide manufacturer BioBag World Australia Irina Kryvasheina

Bio-wrap: suitable for everything from cucumbers to magazines

A compostable shrink-wrap developed in South Australia for cucumbers has been adapted to magazine film. Its Adelaide manufacturer, BioBag World Australia, created the film…

ScoringAg

"You have to sanitize everything"

Maintaining the integrity of the sanitation

“You have to sanitize everything,” says William Kanitz with ScoringAg. “If you don’t protect your product, the consumer gets sick.” The company sells and produces sanitizing equipment for fresh produce and its packaging. Due to the Coronavirus, things have changed. It’s increasingly important to reduce…

in collaboration with Beekenkamp Verpakkingen:

New crates for Looye Kwekers

Looye Kwekers manages the complete process, ranging from cultivation to custom consumer packaging, in-house. A packaging process with fast throughput without any malfunctions is highly desirable. Until recently, Beekenkamp's existing low-height AGF crate was used for harvesting at multiple sites and for transport to the central…

The solutions propsed by the Apulian company Carton Pack

CartonShell and Social Plastic, the double face of sustainability

Although in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency plastic wrappers have been a safety precaution, the environmental impact of plastic is one of the most relevant issues at a global level. That is why governments and institutions have taken and continue taking measures against such materials. With its…

PMA Foodservice Delivered Session

Developments in the sustainable packaging industry

On Monday July 20th, the PMA Foodservice Delivered virtual event kicked off with multiple webinars and sessions for visitors to attend. One of these was a sustainable packaging webinar in which nine presenters discussed their products and how their companies are pushing new developments in sustainable…

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Plastic waste soars in Scotland amidst fears for unpackaged food

The amount of plastic wasted has soared during the current lockdown, as Scots believe products are a lot safer to eat when packaged. A new Populus poll found that two in three…

Mediane introduces Sealpap

Sealable, recyclable, repulpable specialty papers

Growers and packers of fresh produce know Mediane as a converter of flexible films for the packaging of herbs, lettuce and fresh produce. Mediane has been a market leader in the field of conical sleeves in Europe, USA and Australasia for many years already. Their product line also includes Peel & Reseal…

New plastic-free packaging for salads developed

A plastic-free salad packaging solution has been developed by Sirane as part of a project working with some major brands in France. (RE)SET Packaging are a consultancy company specialised in the circular economy, who looked worldwide for the most innovative providers of sustainable packaging working in…

Frutmac

Zippmatic innovates packaging

After the success achieved in the past 18 months by the Blitzmatic+ packaging machines, Frutmac completes its range of tray packagers with Zippmatic in order to meet even the most varied requests.  Zippsolution combines techniques and packaging types in a single solution. The machine packages the produce quickly and easily in new sustainable…


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