BanaBag® is an innovative and 100% sustainable product that Smurfit Kappa is now offering to banana producers. It is a unique solution for organic producers, because it protects the fruit and reduces the overheating that other materials produce.
BanaBag® is 100% paper based, which makes it renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. This makes it the perfect choice for banana producers that are supplying international markets where consumers are demanding sustainable products with traceable production and supply chains.
Some of the largest banana exporters in the world are in South and Central America. In fact, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are on the list of the 10 countries that export more than 80% of the world´s bananas, mainly to European markets. This challenges producers to continuously adapt to the fast pace trend of consumers who want to be reassured that the products they are buying and consuming are sustainable.
These trends have led the organic banana sector to implement environmentally friendly processes in their plantations, without sacrificing quality and efficiency in all stages of the fruit´s growth.
“At Smurfit Kappa we are oriented towards the innovation and development of paper-based products that take care of the environment and help our customers in the improvement of their processes and products. We have become allies of the agricultural sector with solutions like. BanaBag® and we hope to continue contributing to better results for farmers in the Americas and Europe who want to be sustainable,” Iñaki Urdaci, Marketing Insight Manager of Smurfit Kappa, told waste360.com.