Global potato trader commits to sustainability and 100% recyclable packaging

To meet its sustainability and branding requirements, Leo de Kock uses recyclable P-Plus packages with controlled micro-perforations
tailored to each product. These help to prevent food waste by preserving freshness. Unique descriptions and cooking suggestions on the packets also help customers choose the exact potato variety they need.

By using packaging with specialized micro-perforations, Leo de Kock is able to significantly extend the shelf-life of its potatoes. Its packaging is now 100% recyclable, and it is working with Amcor to find solutions that are also 100% compostable or biodegradable, to help customers dispose of remaining food in a sustainable way.

Differentiated packages for varieties and cooking methods – such as  small packets with a steam vent for cooking – help their customer’s brand to stand out.

Founded in 1916, Leo de Kock has delivered fresh potatoes for over 100 years, grown all over Europe – from the coast of the Mediterranean to the Netherlands, where the company is based.
It is focused on delivering a wide selection of varieties all year round, in a sustainable way as possible.

The company seeks to deliver its fresh potatoes in unique, recyclable packaging tailored to the specific shape, size and chemistry of each 
variety, in different packet sizes to avoid food waste. Potatoes vary widely in size, taste and seasonal availability, with each variation having a huge impact on how they should be stored, cooked and served. In each case, unique packaging is required to preserve freshness and help different varieties stand out to customers.

The company offers its customers a broad selection of potato varieties, carefully selected according to taste, season and cooking types. Keenly in tune with its customers’ calls for sustainability, the producer focuses on reducing food and packaging waste as much as possible. 

Amcor’s micro-perforation P-Plus packaging is designed to maintain freshness and extend the shelf-life of products. Its tailored gas  permeability naturally creates a modified atmosphere for storage,  without gas flushing. This slows down the maturation, greening and  sprouting of potatoes, to preserve nutritional quality and reduce food waste.

The company offers recyclable versions of P-Plus using PP and PE, helping to reduce plastic waste and increase sustainability by making packaging 100% recyclable.

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