Dayka & Hackett have announced the availability of their newly designed Eco-Tote™ for table grapes. The paper used in the Eco-Tote™ is bio-degradable, compostable and recyclable, the company said, adding the move to environmentally friendly packaging is a priority.
“Plastic waste is an apparent issue worldwide and its effects on our environment are saddening,” stated Brett Burdsal, Business Development/Sales. “A healthy environment is important to our agricultural industry and for this reason we sought out a way to do our part in making a difference. By purchasing this bag of grapes, not only will you taste the difference but you will also be the difference. This bag was designed to be recyclable, reused and as a last resort, biodegradable. We encourage customers who buy this bag to use it accordingly. We understand the difference will not be made over night but as a company we are taking steps to a much larger end goal.”
According to Dayka & Hackett, the Eco-Tote™ was specifically developed to attract consumers with its design. The twisted handles make the bags a great ‘grab and go’ item for grapes, it said. The tote has reportedly performed superbly in rigorous testing in a variety of post-harvest environments.
The Eco-Tote™ will debut in August 2019 during the California grape season and will be available throughout the year going forward. The final design was a result of numerous trials, extensive testing, and valuable feedback from the retail sector. A fixed weight version is scheduled to be rolled out soon.