"Grufesa, a firm in Moguer (Huelva) that produces and markets berries, has reduced the use of plastic on its greenhouses' roofs by almost 50% in recent years. With this action, the company is fulfilling its commitment to environmental sustainability, one of the pillars on which its production model is based."
"The company has almost halved the use of plastic thanks to an innovative compound marketed by a company from Huelva and specially designed for berries, which has reduced its thickness from the traditional 600 gauges to 360," the company stated.
"You need about 2,000 kilos of plastic to cover a hectare of strawberries with a traditional 600-gauge greenhouse cover, but with this innovative material, you only need about 1,000 kilos thanks to its lower thickness. That means you save almost 50% of the material."
"This new material offers the same benefits and coverage for the cultivation of berries as the traditional material, but it uses 50% less plastic material and has a minimum guarantee of two agricultural years."
"Grufesa is progressively adapting its greenhouses so that they use this new plastic, which is already employed by the bulk of Grufesa's partners, because of its determined commitment to sustainability. The company's innovation and quality programs in the production chain, as well as the advances it continues to incorporate in the consolidation of a business strategy and model, focus on implementing a totally natural and sustainable way of producing."
"This change reinforces the company's guarantee of producing a unique, fresh, healthy, and natural fruit under the strictest food safety and health parameters while respecting the conservation and protection of natural resources and the social environment in which it carries out its activity."
Grufesa, which is made up of 41 partners and has more than 450 hectares of cultivation, markets its products in more than 20 European countries, including Spain, and makes some shipments to the Middle East. 90% of its sales are destined for the foreign market.