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Flexibility in paper packaging designs while preserving 100% of its recyclability

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-24 Tue 12:21
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Demand for sustainability in packaging has been rising both among the consumer as well as throughout the produce industry. Among the various materials that can be used in sustainable packaging, paper is the most efficient in terms of recyclability, according to Stefano Giusti, GM of Policarta and the VP…

Pandemic drives drives purchases of pre-packed produce

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-24 Tue 12:21
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COVID-19 has changed the way Australians eat and shop for the long term. Continued restrictions mean fewer shopping trips, bigger basket sizes, more local shopping, and a significant shift toward buying groceries online. With more meals consumed at home, fresh food has taken pride of place in the…

📺 Solutions that optimize the fruit and vegetable packaging process

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:34
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The year 2020 has been a difficult one dominated by the pandemic. Even with increasing work volumes and fewer staff available, TopControl technology provided its hardware and software solutions to guarantee fresh products. A video of the machine while it is operating The most challenging aspect in these…

"It is not just asparagus producers who want to simplify and automate their packaging processes"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-12 Thu 13:15
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It is the asparagus season - in a way. Usually, the leading trade fair for asparagus and strawberry cultivation in Germany takes place in November. Due to the Corona situation, the trade fair duo expoSE/expoDirekt unfortunately had to be cancelled, but the sector is still looking for the latest solutions…

"We see opportunities for reusable lids in the convenience fruit segment"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-12 Thu 13:14
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orango® has developed and patented a reusable lid that uses magnets. The innovative solution is made of silicone and the first samples are already successfully in circulation, the management confirms on request. The sustainable packaging solution was developed primarily for dairy products in cups - such…

Ribena rolls out major packaging redesign to its most sustainable bottle yet

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:53
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500Foods shared this story from Retail Times.

Ribena, the number one juice drink in the UK, is unveiling an eye-catching new design that will make it the largest soft drinks brand with bottles that are made from 100% recycled plastic and are 100% bottle-to-bottle recyclable.

Aromatic herbs in cardboard boxes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:43
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"We created our Sempreverde range due to the increasing interest in potted aromatic herbs and with the objective of optimizing the resources used while introducing containers other than vases. We are talking about basil and parsley plants placed in clever cardboard boxes. "The herbs destined for this…

Saving costs and sustainability go hand in hand

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:40
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"Whoever says strawberries, says Hoogstraten. Rightly so, because Hoogstraten Cooperative grew out of strawberry cultivation. In the meantime, Hoogstraten is also known as the taste specialist in berries, tomatoes and peppers. Together with our producers, we ensure that customers can enjoy tasty fruit…

New light-weight PP buckets offers sustainable opportunities

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-10 Tue 12:26
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Poorthuis Packaging, in the Netherlands, has developed a light-weight PP bucket. It can be used for products like snack tomatoes. The buckets have gaps in their sides. That reduces plastic use by 25%. It has a 100% R-PET lid and is suitable for 500g of tomatoes. The container can get a cardboard lid if used for…

The future in sustainable food packaging

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-09 Mon 14:18
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G.Mondini — a name linked with innovation, quality and experience in providing dynamic Tray Sealing Packaging Systems — continues to grow with its ground-breaking innovation in Paperseal®.

Winning the 2020 Paperboard Packaging Sustainability Award, innovative Paperseal is part of G.Mondini’s initiative to fundamentally rethink packaging systems to promote green packaging alternatives across the food industry.

Its sustainability comes from the film liner designed to be easily separated from the paperboard after use (such that the paperboard portion of the tray can be recycled), it’s produced with renewable fibre sourced from sustainably-managed forests and utilises 80-90% paperboard with 10-20% film — dramatically reducing plastic use and limiting base tray waste to just 2% — the lowest in the industry today.

 

“We expect to see the Covid-19 packaging trends continue into 2021”

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-09 Mon 13:25
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Packaging has seen a big boost in sales this year as a result of the pandemic. Just like everyone else in the industry, the ability to be flexible proved vital for packaging companies, but for Fox Packaging, flexibility is already built into their standard operations. Aaron Fox, President of Fox…

Pre-peeled and trimmed Brussels sprouts available in stand-up bag

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-03 Tue 07:41
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Just last week, the first shipment of Brussels sprouts from Guatemala arrived at the port of Miami for North Bay Produce. “The season is getting underway and supplies are building up,” says John Battle, Vegetable Category Manager for the company. The green globes are available through March and…

Onions and carrots in paper packaging

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-03 Tue 07:41
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The company Ambrosi & Sdei launched a new packaging for carrots and onions made of paper, which is therefore fully recyclable. "This solution is 100% disposable - explained Nicola Sdei - because even the see-through is made of cellulose hydrate, a material of vegetable origin, certified Home Compostable.…

Philippines: Exotic fruits preservation for longer travel

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:25
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For the longest time, exotic fruit grown in the Philippines could not be shipped even to its capital, Manila, because it quickly becomes overripe. For fruits like lanzones and marang there is now a solution which preserves these to reach faraway markets. Even as far away as the US. The new technology to…

“HarvestHold™ offers proven 1-MCP technology in a simple delivery mechanism

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:20
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To reduce food waste and provide the consumer with a fresher, longer-lasting product, the world has been seeing an increase of companies that offer shelf-life extending applications. Some of the solutions in the market include developments in packaging technology, edible coatings, and powders. “We have…

Take part in an online survey to discuss the industry understanding of consumer relationships with packaging

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:17
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@RMIT is calling people from the #fruit & #vegetable #packaging sector to take part in an online survey to discuss the industry understanding of consumer relationships with packaging & how it can be designed as a way to mitigate food loss/waste.

Bioplastics just as toxic as other plastics, study finds

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-28 Wed 19:38
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Most bioplastics and plant-based materials contain toxic chemicals, with cellulose and starch-based products inducing the strongest in vitro toxicity, scientists discover.

"We attach so much importance to social, economic and ecological sustainability"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-28 Wed 07:37
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"Think about tomorrow today, preserve resources for future generations: That is what sustainability means." FreshPlaza's visit to K-D Hermann LLC contact Auszeichnungssysteme in the idyllic town of Hirschhorn am Neckar was dedicated to sustainability as well. From the lonely black garbage can, to…

“The pandemic was only a speedbump, demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow”

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-27 Tue 08:57
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The demand for sustainable packaging solutions has been rising over the years, being driven by many factors. While the initial outbreak of the pandemic put this demand on hold for a moment, Mike Keegan of Sambrailo Packaging says that this was only a brief pause and demand has returned to its normal…

Good packaging, bad packaging - or just go without?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-27 Tue 08:57
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People say: 'The only good packaging is recyclable packaging.' However, this statement should be questioned critically, at least when it comes to plastic packaging. Recyclable plastic packaging cannot remade into food packaging. And a food packaging made of recycled plastic is currently not returned to…

Tomatoes on the vine - the new frontier of automation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-23 Fri 00:46
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Packaging tomatoes on the vine has always been an expensive and slow process in fact, in most cases, operators work in front of scales and weigh each punnet singularly until the exact weight is reached. As a consequence, the weight of packets can be uneven and there can be a high level of giveaway. Watch…

New solution for weighing and packaging TOVs

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-20 Tue 09:35
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Packaging tomatoes on the vine has always been an expensive and slow process in fact, in most cases, operators work in front of scales and weigh each punnet singularly until the exact weight is reached. As a consequence, the weight of packets can be uneven and there can be a high level of giveaway. Watch…

Extended shelf life of fresh produce through collaboration

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-15 Thu 12:45
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PerfoTec and Oerlemans Packaging Group will work together to further optimize the properties of sustainable packaging for fruit, vegetables and flowers. The machine manufacturer and packaging producer create a unique packaging technique that extends the produce shelf life and therefore reduces (food)…

Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags By End of Next Year

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-14 Wed 13:09
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Canadians will need to remember their reusable grocery bags when they go shopping next year; Canada has announced it will ban plastic bags by the end of 2021. Also included in the ban are single-use plastic products like drink stirrers, straws, six-pack soda can rings, utensils, and food containers. The sweeping single-use plastic ban is […]

Sustainable line of PET films to be showcased at Fresh Summit

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-14 Wed 13:03
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Fresh produce consumers are looking for natural, healthy, and convenient products. As packaging gains more relevance in the produce category, Terphane, a producer of specialty PET films and an important global player, will present three innovative solutions developed for this sector at the virtual PMA…

"Packaging material shortage in Brazil is currently limiting mango export"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-12 Mon 12:28
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The mango market situation is improving. That's according to Marcel van Rooijen of Trofi, in the Netherlands. "Spain's going to end the Osteen mango season early. That's because of, among other things, sun damage. German supermarkets are, therefore, increasingly demanding Brazilian mangos." Palmer mangos…