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Circular-Shopping Platform Goes National

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 09:14
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Loop, the worldwide circular-shopping platform rolled out last year by Trenton, New Jersey-based TerraCycle, is now available in every ZIP code in the 48 contiguous states. Since its launch in the northeastern United States and Paris, with subsequent expansion to the United Kingdom this past July, Loop has experienced considerable growth of its brand partners and product assortment: It now offers more than 80 brands and 400 products globally, and more than 100,000 people enrolled to receive the service.

Loop allows consumers to shop for brands in sturdy packaging that’s reused until the end of its life, resulting in a circular system that aims to supplant disposable single-use packaging. The service features international companies such as Unilever and Nature’s Path and small independently owned businesses alike.

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

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 09:10
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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…

The Agropack project develops fruit packaging with peach pits

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 09:05
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The objective of the Agropack innovation project, which is financed with funds from the European Community and the Autonomous Community of Murcia, is to develop bio-packaging with plastic materials made from the by-products of peach and other stone fruits. The project is in its second year of research…

Giro Pack focuses on sustainable packaging and use of plastic

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 19:10
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GIro Pack Inc. is rethinking plastic in terms reducing it, and optimizing its use in each package it manufactures to reduce overall environmental effects.

The company already offers reduced plastic options through its Standard and Light programs, which highlight the recyclability and ratio of product to packaging used (Standard) and lighter/reduced material in packaging (Light).

The company also offers 100% compostable mesh bags and labels.

“The demand and request for more sustainable packaging is off the charts throughout the industry,” Nate Fudge, West Coast sales representative, said in a news release. “ … Most of our clients and partners are moving towards reducing the plastic in their packaging, which provides a savings in packaging costs, and satisfies many market initiatives to reduce plastics.”

Other initiatives include direct printing on packages to reduce use of adhesive labels, and mono-product packaging.

“The topic of ‘sustainability’ is a complex one and there’s no shortage of offerings everywhere you turn,” Chris Alvarez, national sales manager, said in the release. “It makes it difficult when making changes or when designing a new package.”

There are pros and cons with all packaging, Alvarez said, including Giro Pack products. That packaging, however, serves many functions, especially for produce.

Fresh thinking for fruit and produce packaging

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:59
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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…

Packaging company commits to reducing environmental impact

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-15 Tue 08:14
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500Foods shared this story from FP.com. 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)…

Fresh thinking for fruit and produce packaging

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-15 Tue 08:10
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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…

Tackling Supply Chain Challenges With Reusable Transport Packaging

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-11 Fri 10:07
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Right now, it’s hip to be square or, better yet, rectangular. Reusable plastic containers (RPCs) and other suitably shaped transport packaging are poised for dynamic growth in the years ahead, thanks to the industry’s heightened focus on sustainability, along with a number of other trends pointing toward the need for more resilient supply chains.

New 100% home compostable cucumber wrap released

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-09 Wed 08:07
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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…

rPET cell containers

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-09 Wed 08:07
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Carton Pack, a company based in Apulia with extensive experience in the packaging sector, has introduced rPET cell containers. In-depth analyses on the international market and producer and retailer needs enabled the launch of this brand new line. Each cell, which can be made using up to 100% recycled material, is designed specifically…

Turning pineapple leaves into aerogels for food preservation and wastewater treatment

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-08 Tue 10:07
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Although pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, and are considered one of the most important fruits in the world, the harvesting of this delicious and healthy fruit results in tons of pineapple leaves waste. Left to rot or burning it, this waste can release harmful chemicals and…

Plant Based Products Council joins group to tackle plastic packaging

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-07 Mon 14:34
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The Plant Based Products Council, whose members include companies that promote sustainable packaging, has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, which seeks a circular economy for plastics by 2025.

Members of the U.S. Pact “recognize that significant, systemwide change is imperative” to achieve its goal, according to a news release. The group brings together more than 70 brands, retailers, non-governmental organizations and governmental agencies to rethink products, packaging and business models, according to a news release.

“Plant-based packaging materials offer a wide range of opportunities for addressing the environmental challenges we face today,” Jessica Bowman, Plant Based Products Council executive director, said in the release. “The PBPC is proud to join fellow collaborators of the U.S. Plastics Pact in working with stakeholders across the plant-based value chain to guide the global economy to a more sustainable future through the application of circular economy principles.”

As a founding “activator” of the U.S. Plastics Pact, the council agrees to:

Identify packaging that is “problematic or unnecessary” by 2021, and work to eliminate it by 2025; Have all plastic packaging be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025; Undertake actions to effectively recycle or compost half of plastic packaging by 2025; and Make the average recycled content or responsibly sourced bio-based content in plastic packaging be 30%.

The advantages of ripening in a paper bag

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-07 Mon 13:48
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Consumers are currently able to purchase one of the most famous peaches in the Spanish region of Aragon: the one under the PDO Melocotón de Calanda, which is known for ripening inside a paper bag. This protects it from pests, making it possible for it to receive practically no phytosanitary treatments.…

Rethinking how to display product

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-07 Mon 13:46
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“People know us, but we like to show new products and packaging at this show.” So says Juan Pablo Lozano, whose company, Miami, Fl.-based Garland, LLC., has attended the annual PMA Fresh Summit show for the last four years. And with this year’s show being held virtually October 13-15, Garland is…

Crux Agribotics develops SortiPack for sweet pointed peppers

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:17
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Crux Agribotics expands its SortiPack product portfolio by developing a Grading, Sorting and Packing application for sweet pointed pepper. Sweet pointed peppers are becoming more popular. Mainly due to taste and health value, the consumption by consumers is increasing. Sweet pointed peppers are available…

Packaging manufacturers to launch a new on-line ‘shopping’ website

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:13
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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…

Multi-functional cutting machine satisfies Chinese market demand for sliced fruits and vegetables

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:15
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Consumers have been paying even more attention to food safety since the outbreak of Covid-19. At the same time, there is also a growing demand for sliced fruits and vegetables. The cutting up of fruits and vegetables is an important step in the processing of fruits and vegetables. This step is not just…

'Consumers today are much more likely to buy a packaged product than loose products'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:10
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In India the lockdown came suddenly back in March and affected a lot of businesses especially those involved in the grape export as it was just 2/3 way through.AVI Global Plast produce packaging for, amongst others, the grape sector but the company seems to have coped very well in a difficult…

Fonkels Re-fruiter tray nominated for European Carton Excellence Award 2020

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-01 Tue 09:17
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The Re-fruiter tray from Fonkels has been nominated for the European Carton Excellence Award 2020. The Re-fruiter tray is a fully cardboard packaging, made from 100% recycled material, with unique properties. The jury found the tray to be very distinctive in terms of shape, function and durability: hence…

Harpak-ULMA Launches Its PaperSeal Sustainable Food Packaging System

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-31 Mon 09:04
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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…

'Consumers today are much more likely to buy a packaged product than loose products'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:22
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In India the lockdown came suddenly back in March and affected a lot of businesses especially those involved in the grape export as it was just 2/3 way through.AVI Global Plast produce packaging for, amongst others, the grape sector but the company seems to have coped very well in a difficult…

Church Bros. launches new Green Giant convenience products

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 10:20
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Church Bros. Farms is expanding its value-added offerings to the retail segment with the introduction of five new items under the Green Giant Fresh brand: sweet baby broccoli, sweet baby cauliflower, spaghetti squash, butternut squash and sweet potato.

The Sweet Baby vegetable line includes sweet baby broccoli in an eight-ounce bag and sweet baby cauliflower in a 10-ounce bag.  Both vegetables are washed and ready to use with a 16-day shelf life.  

Sweet baby broccoli is sweet and tender from floret to stem and 100 percent edible, reducing food waste and kitchen prep time. Sweet baby cauliflower is a new sweeter variety of cauliflower with tender green stems that become brighter when cooked.

“These new items give retailers the opportunity to build a Sweet Baby category. Their uniform stand up pouches look great side by side on the shelf,” said Rick Russo senior vice president of sales and marketing.

The Cubed and Crumbled veggie line includes a range of hearty vegetables that deliver nutrition as well as flavor and convenience.  The Cubed items include sweet potatoes, butternut squash and spaghetti squash in 16-ounce bags. Accompanying the original Cauliflower Crumbles and Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice, the Cubed offerings will further satisfy consumers’ needs for convenient cuts of gourmet, nutritious veggies.

A safe and environmentally-friendly method to keep Chinese fruit fresh

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:27
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Fruit is a naturally nutritious food. Fruit has many of the vitamins that humans need to stay alive and healthy. China is the largest fruit producer in the world in terms of surface area devoted to fruit plantation, and the third-largest in terms of production volume. However, fruit is seasonal and…

'In my opinion, reusable packaging has the greatest potential'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:27
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Before the Corona situation, the social discussion on sustainable packaging solutions and the abandonment of plastic dominated events in the food industry. Due to the sudden pandemic and its corresponding impact on the fruit and vegetable trade, the topic now seems to have receded into the background.…

Fresh pack concept: Easy, tasty, and inexpensive?

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-25 Tue 09:09
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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 products separately at the supermarket? To find out, Radar called on Dutch food blogger, Brenda Hoff. She compared pumpkin soup and…

Dispensing with packaging - wherever it makes sense

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-25 Tue 09:06
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Bye bye plastic: At REWE and PENNY, more and more fruits and vegetables are offered unpackaged. But completely dispensing with packaging is not always sensible, as a long-term test has shown. Despite the ongoing corona crisis and its severe impact on supermarkets, supply chains and agriculture, REWE is…

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

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:41
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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…

Multivac identifies controlled environment ag as key market

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:37
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Controlled-environment produce packaging has become a new market focus for Multivac Inc., a German equipment manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, MO.

Multivac sells packaging equipment and materials to create the ideal produce packages. It specializes in food packaging and in recent years, Cem Yildirim, national sales manager for produce, has aggressively built a presence in the fruit and vegetable market segment.

The firm’s German-engineered technology applies a variety of options in forming and sealing equipment to create highly advanced modified atmosphere consumer packages.

Yildirim cites many advantages for controlled environment agriculture — "CEA" — to use Multivac technology. These operations produce and sell product 12 months a year through hot houses, hydroponics, and aquaponics.

Yildirim notes that even in the idyllic environment of some California growing areas, it is generally rare for a farm to produce and pack every day of the year. “When you’re harvesting and packing every day, it’s more like a dairy operation. The product just keeps coming and your packaging operation must be able to keep up. Every day there is more to harvest.”

Thus, it becomes highly cost-effective to invest in top-level, efficient packaging technology.