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'Westfalia’ shows its initiatives from water to packaging and plastics

As numerous industry players prepare to gather in Berlin for Fruit Logistica (5-7 April, 2022), the world’s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit industry, the Westfalia Fruit Group will be unveiling a collection of innovative initiatives as part of its drive towards sustainable production.

Water conservation:
In one key initiative, Westfalia Fruit has pioneered a low-flow drip irrigation technique for avocado growing. It saves a large volume of water and it’s estimated that the approach will bring an overall 50% efficiency boost in farms where it is implemented. In use in several of Westfalia’s farms across South Africa, Portugal, Chile, and Mozambique, the technology will be rolled out across its global farming portfolio as old orchards are replanted with new ones.

Sustainable packaging:
At the same time, Westfalia Fruit’s business in France, has launched a new range of environmentally and consumer friendly packaging for avocados, dramatically reducing the use of plastic while successfully maintaining fruit quality. The cardboard in the zero plastic options are fully compostable and made with FSC certified materials, the only timber certification scheme endorsed by the conservation organisation WWF.

Find out more about these and other sustainability initiatives as well as how to you can work with Westfalia Fruit at our booth: Hall 5.2, stand D-01.

For more information:
Danielle Willems
Westfalia Fruit
Tel: +27 011 076 8358
Email: danielle.willems@westfaliafruit.com 
www.westfaliafruit.com 


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