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China sets labelling rules

China recently registered requirements relating to food labels with the WTO's TBT committee. No proposed enforcement date for these regulations has been announced. The United States Department of…

Lidl preparing to simplify cardboard boxes for its greengrocer section

As part of its commitment to continue using cardboard in its greengrocer section, the German chain Lidl is preparing an important change in its packaging policy focused on…

Sinclair EcoLabel®

Nomination recognises the significance of a having fully compostable fresh produce label

Sinclair EcoLabel® has been nominated for a Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award. "The nomination recognises the significance of a having fully compostable fresh produce label available for our customers and our industry," according to the company.A minimal fresh produce packaging solution, Sinclair…

Can mycelium packaging answer the global packaging crisis?

At this time, the world is under threat from a growing mountain of waste. So could a new mushroom-based material be the solution we have been waiting for? Mycelium is a new sustainable packaging that could replace less environmentally friendly options, such as plastic and polystyrene. It is a completely…

Sham discussion or packaging revolution?

Renaissance for wooden crates in France, Spain and Italy - When will Germany follow?

"The new packaging law aims in particular to avoid free riders, but hardly provides any impetus for more genuine sustainability. The global dependence on China and other countries then suddenly became clear when massive import restrictions for waste were introduced." Harsh criticism of decisions by politicians…

Demonstrating complete packing lines during interpack

At this year's interpack MultiVac will be presenting itself as a supplier of integrated solutions in packaging and processing. The company's focus on the main exhibition stand (Hall 5, E 23) will include four fully automated packaging lines, as well as concepts for producing sustainable packaging…

Banderoles becoming increasingly popular alternative in retail

"This packaging makes the freshness of goods very discernable at the POS"

The reduction and avoidance of (plastic) packaging has become a major issue in the trade. Sustainable alternatives are being sought everywhere and more and more often, banderoles are finding their way into the food retail trade. Whether used for zucchini, celery or bananas - banderoles have come to stay.…

Compostable cucumber wrap adapts to new Australian industries

In South Australia, a fully compostable shrink-wrap for cucumbers was developed; it is now being adopted by other food sectors and a global airline. The material’s Adelaide-based manufacturer BioBag World Australia has doubled production in the past six months and will significantly boost its output…

Surplus Systems-Retail GmbH presents efficient store concept at Fruit Logistica

Smart-Display offers mobile and flexible advertising space to fresh food trade

Today's fresh food market needs integrated and robust store concepts for smooth product presentation at the POS. The sustainability and robustness of the concept, as well as the low investment and easy handling, are particularly important. At this year's Fruit Logistica, Surplus Systems-Retail LLC will…

project Service & Produktion GmbH presents PROBAND V in Berlin

"Banding machine with quick change frame is unique in the industry"

Currently, solutions with banderoles are not only used in the food industry, but also in many other sectors. At this year's Fruit Logistica, project Service & Produktion LLC will be present for the first time and the company will present the new PROBAND V process to the trade public. This new banding…

ProEx Food Focusses on Robotic Automation in 2020

Helping processors solve labor shortages

ProEx Food has set its sights on 2020 as the year in which robotic automation solutions will be a key focus of its market awareness, solution engineering design and sales strategies.  “Our foundational products and service build upon food processing equipment, mainly in sweet corn and green beans; making proprietary…

US: Start of ‘bio engineered’ labeling

Consumers in the US will begin to see labels for genetically modified foods on their store shelves. The law implementing the labeling began Jan. 1. Any product containing…

New chanterelle cardboard packaging is a success in Scandinavia

This autumn NNZ released this brand new package. The cardboard and perforated box with its striking shape has been specially developed for chanterelles. During the development and testing period, it has been proven that the packaging is ideal for keeping chanterelles fresh and extending its shelf life.…

Country-Of-Origin Labelling

European Union’s COOL rules can be difficult to sort through

In an email dated Nov. 30, 2018, between Agriculture Canada staff, there was a background document on Poland’s move to introduce mandatory country-of-origin labelling for…

ILAPAK unveils new paper bagging solution

Packaging machinery specialist ILAPAK has collaborated with manufacturer Van der Windt Verpakking to develop a “breakthrough” bagging solution. As an adaptation of ILAPAK’s flagship Vegatronic 6000 bagmaker, the new system can run off paper pillow packs and pouches that can apparently be fully recycled…

Marie-Laure Heyberger, Ligne directe Production:

Launch of an eco-friendly packaging range

In a context where the preservation of the environment is at the heart of consumers’ concerns, waste management and the use of eco-friendly packaging has become an unavoidable topic for all food distribution networks. Ligne Directe Production, in partnership with METRO France, wished to innovate by…

Roughly one third of food -about 1.3 billion tonnes- is lost or wasted

Combating food waste with a sticker

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly one third of the food produced globally for human consumption every year — about 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or…

New plastic-free packaging for Starr Ranch organic Fuji apples

Starr Ranch Growers is extending its sustainability program with new packaging for organic apples. The new, sustainable packaging is part of a controlled trial for Starr Ranch-sold organic Fuji apples. The next phase of the rollout will be creating packaging for all organic varieties. The previous packaging…

StePac will showcase its solutions at Fruit Logistica

Sustainable packaging extends the pomegranate season

StePac L.A., Ltd. have been working on advances in pomegranate packaging since 2003. The company introduces its latest range of sustainable packaging solutions, designed for preserving the freshness and extending the shelf life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. StePac has expanded its range to include…

Andries Pretorius, Label Pro Industries

First year of compostable label manufacturing in South Africa uncovers strong demand

Bio-Label, manufactured by Label Pro Industries in association with Fruit Label Pro, is leading the way in compostable fruit labelling in South Africa. It is a food-safe label manufactured using material certified “OK compost” by European certification body TÜV Austria. The labels are manufactured from…

The packages with the wishes of the Fellini company are very appreciated

A packaging dedicated to the holidays

To wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year with a vegetable packaging. That's the initiative of the "Fellini Patrizio" company which, for a couple of years now, has enjoyed increasing success. "When the Christmas period begins - says the manager Emile Fellini - we adopt a packaging linked to the…

REMA 1000 and Euro Pool System build washing installation for reusable plastic containers

The supermarket chain REMA 1000 and Euro Pool System continues their close cooperation and will soon take the first steps in a fully automated washing installation. The washing installation must clean and recycle the 16 million plastic containers that are used annually by the chain for fruit and…

Senior manager Madlen Miserius from Lorentzen & Sievers

Looking ahead to Fruit Logistica 2020

Ahead of Fruit Logistica, which takes place from February 5th to February 7th, 2020 in Berlin, packagingeurope.com caught up with senior product manager Madlen Miserius, to…

Euro Pool System focuses on automation and sustainability

"The system saves space and reduces administrative work for the customer"

When it comes to the amount of fruit and vegetables handled in Germany, Bornheim (in North Rhine-Westphalia) is way ahead of the game. Germany's largest fresh produce cluster is home to large headquarters and distribution centres, the logistics sector is flourishing and the proximity to the Dutch and Belgian…

An International Guide to Fair Trade labels

In an international collaborative effort between four joint partners -Commerce Équitable France, Fair World Project, FairNESS France and Forum Fairer Handel- and within the…

AVI introduces a new punnet for cut fruit packaging

For cut fruits stored in a refrigerator or carried on the go, falling prey to unhygienic conditions is a common challenge. Recognizing the need for cut fruit plastic packaging which provides a natural and hygienic solution for storage, AVI Global Plast has developed an innovative new product. The Multi-Functional…

A 30.000 square meter orange sorting factory with only 10 employees

"We automated a whole orange sorting plant"

When you think of an orange sorting plant, most people will think about many workers on the floor, constantly moving back and forth. However, that image of a labor-intensive sorting plant is changing now with the new developments in the sorting line industry. Reemoon developed a new fully automated…

Canada:

Requirement to include lot code on prepacked fruits into force on January 15

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided detailed timelines concerning the application of preventive control plans, preventive controls, and traceability…

Bengaluru's first zero-waste cafe

Indians use fruit shells as cups

While the Indian city of Bengaluru produces over 5,000 tonnes of garbage every day, and the city administration has attempted to impose no-plastic and segregation-at-source rules strictly, there is no 100 per cent adherence. However, a juice cafe owner in the city is now proving that it is possible to go the zero-waste route.…

Béatrice Chauffaille, Perlim:

“We are launching packaging that integrates the CSR dimension”

Since the beginning of October, it is possible to find the Golden Altitude from the Limousin in trays made of 100% cardboard mainly from the recycling industry. For Béatrice Chauffaille, head of marketing at Perlim, offering packaging that is part of a global performance approach is just the next logical…

Pro Agri

Pachino PGI tomato packaging company sums up 2019

"2019 will be remembered as an intense and rewarding year for the results achieved and for our numerous initiatives, but above all, for the value of the marketed production". These are particularly significant thoughts, given the not most favorable time for the horticulture sector, highlighted by…

Arnaud van de Graaf from Soest

Plastic-free fruit and vegetable packaging line

At the end of October, AGF-Holland announced a plastic-free packaging line for the entire fruit and vegetable department. Under the name Johannes, the wholesaler is bringing a line of baskets, bowls and banderoles made from specially developed natural cardboard on to the market. The material is 100%…

Israel: Sufresca gets $500,000 investment for edible food coating solution

Israeli start-up Sufresca, who makes an edible coating that extends the life of fruits and vegetables, has raised a $500,000 seed round from ag tech VC Rimonim. The round brings Sufresca’s total funding so far to $1.3 million. Sufresca’s edible fruit and vegetable coating is meant to extend the shelf…

‘Plastic Pledge’ spells end of the apple sticker

Major UK supermarkets to ditch apple labels

It seems as if the end has come for the fruit and vegetable sticker, as UK supermarkets vow to ditch them in a new plastics pledge. All of Britain's major supermarkets, including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Morrissons and Asda have signed up to waste charity Wrap's "Plastic Pledge", and are among 85…

Harm Valckx, Cooperation of European Blueberry Growers:

"Increased punnet size ensures that the market can absorb more blueberries"

The 2019 blueberry year went well according to Harm Valckx of Berry Packing Services from Venlo. "At the moment we see Peru and Argentina decreasing in volume and quality, but we have already received the first Chilean berries and that will be followed up with decent volumes in the coming weeks. I don't…

Conclusions of the round-table on Circular Economy at the COP25

Proper packaging can reduce global food waste

The director of the UNESCO Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF course and observer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP25, Pere Fullana i Palmer, participated in the Round Table on Circular Economy organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. This…

Fagerberg Produce and IFCO extend parternship

Colorado onion producer extends use of RPCs through 2020

IFCO, operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colorado, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products…

New plastic-free punnets developed

Natoora has developed its own packaging which is entirely plastic-free. Each of their recyclable cardboard punnets is flow-wrapped with home-compostable film which, unlike traditional plastic flow-wrap, disintegrates within 180 days. Each punnet bears the ‘Plastic Free’ mark of A Plastic Planet, a…

Two kg-bags now use 20% less plastic

Albert Bartlett’s comes out with brand new bag

Potato company Albert Bartlett has announced that it has created a new look advertising campaign. For this, they have partnered with creative agency Guy & Co. The execution focuses on the fun and shared emotion of cooking together and the versatility of Albert Bartlett potatoes. The company has also…

Israeli start-up tackles single-use plastic waste

Israeli start-up TIPA Corp. has developed durable, transparent and fully compostable flexible packaging for fruits, vegetables and dry and baked foods. The material performs like plastic, but it decomposes like an orange peel. Entrepreneur Daphna Nissenbaum co-founded TIPA Corp. in 2010 to address the…

Packaging certification helps ensure food safety for growers

At a time when food safety and product traceability are increasingly important for both consumers and produce growers, one company manufacturing tags and ties for the produce industry has achieved its BRC certification. Bedford Industries of Worthington, MN, a company that produces twist ties, bendable…

100% paper, no plastic coating makes is entirely recyclable

Dutch Bag-2-Paper wins Worldstar Packaging Award 2020

Jasa Packaging Solutions' Bag-2-Paper has won its second award. Earlier this year, this bag won the NL Packaging Award 2019. Now, Bag-2-Paper has landed the Worldstar Packaging Award 2020 too.Jasa's Bag-2-Paper packagingBag-2-Paper is an innovative concept for packaging products in sustainable paper…

Iris Gil Mena, Frutas Goostar:

Differentiation and distribution strategy through an exclusive brand

The offices of Frutas Goostar are located in Roquetas de Mar, a few miles from the cradle of Spanish production. “We are situated at the heart of the Spanish production, which allows us to meet with our producers daily in order to carry out quality controls, but also to maintain our relationship with…

Arnaud de Puineuf, Innatis Group:

“Honeycrunch® expands its range with 100% cardboard trays”

For two weeks now, the Honeycrunch® club variety has been available in recyclable trays made entirely of cardboard. “We have developed this new range of packagings in order to meet the strong demand from consumers and from our European clients who wish to find alternatives to plastic in terms of…

The Bag-2-Paper™ wins WorldStar Packaging Award 2020

JASA's Bag-2-Paper™ has won another award. After the Dutch Packaging Award 2019, this time, the sustainable paper packaging solution has won the WorldStar Packaging Award 2020. Bag-2-Paper™ is an innovative technology for packaging in sustainable paper bags. The packaging is 100% paper, without plastic…

Smart-Flow Europe SA and Gamma-Wopla SA:

"From harvest to trade: Sophisticated, Sustainable Logistics."

"After Fruit Logistica's successful appearance in 2019, we will once again be exhibiting our smart and sustainably efficient packaging solutions for harvesting, transport and trade at this year's trade fair," said the communication managers of Smart-Flow Europe SA and Gamma-Wopla SA, the Belgian manufacturers…

Robert Reck-Heinrich, CargoPlast LLC:

"We offer a reasonable reusable system to a growing number of direct marketers."

Parallel to the constantly growing selection of end product packaging, the last few years have also seen some progress in the area of bulk packaging. In this market segment, too, there is a growing demand for sensible reusable solutions that combine an attractive appearance with efficiency. Above all, the…

Clarification on NZ Government's position on plastic fruit stickers

Peak industry body, HortNZ says it has had clarification from the Ministry for the Environment that no decisions on the future of plastic fruit stickers have been made by the…

CPMA and VCMI release plastic packaging technical report and roadmap

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) announced the release of a technical report entitled “A landscape review of plastics in the Canadian fresh produce sector”…

Craig Stauffer of Vanguard International discusses future of plastic-free packaging

Are edible peels the new plastic?

Plastic has been used in produce aisles for decades – and for good reason. Not only is plastic protecting food from bacteria, temperatures and light, it allows for growers, distributors, and retailers alike to cut down on food waste; consumers to see the colorful, fresh produce they’re purchasing;…

COAG denounced the lack of controls on imports through the Spanish port of Motril

The Coordinator of Farmers and Livestock Organizations (COAG) denounced that there were control problems at the border inspection post of the port of Motril. In addition to…

Plastic-free fresh produce?

In 2019 the battle against plastic in the fresh produce industry intensified and many companies are looking at reducing plastic use in packaging. Most supermarkets are already charging for plastic bags and being pressured to remove plastic from fresh produce, but is it that simple? Many of the plastics used in the fresh produce…

Packaging with 'zero waste' and 'zero impact' presented

Packaging with "zero waste" by 2025 and with "zero impact" by 2035. The Besana Group is increasing its green commitment and determining progressive and increasingly ambitious…

Scen Van De Voorde, Delhaize

"In the future fresh produce will have just as little plastic as 50 years ago"

Slowly but surely, plastic is disappearing from the fruit and vegetable shelves at Delhaize. "We are trying to move to a completely plastic-free fruit and vegetable shelf, but that is not yet feasible for certain products, including sliced ​​vegetables," says Sven Van De Voorde, fruit and vegetable…

Chinese language labels mandatory for export food items

Exporters of Nepali food items to China now arrange product labeling in the Chinese language, as their northern neighbor is making these new rules mandatory for all its food…

"You can manufacture bioplastic with bananas in the Canary Islands"

Clara Martin Gonzalez, a 1st-year high school student at the IES Villa de Mazo, has been awarded by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) of the Canary Islands for…

Dutch company adds bag with handle to net window bag range

Dutch packaging company, NNZ has expanded its assortment of net bags with windows. A bag with a handle has been added to its Carry-Vento and Paper-Vento range. These bags can be made on a standard vertical form, fill, and sealing machine. No adjustments are needed. Carry Vento The company says the bag is…

Poplar boxes at FuturPera

"At a time when other materials are losing ground wood maintains its noble humility"

"These days, all of Italy is witnessing on TV the floodplain areas of the Po river are flooded. And it is precisely in those areas that the Poplar tree is grown to produce the wood used for our boxes". So said Maurizio Lodi, owner of "Lodi Imballaggi Ortofrutticoli", present at FuturPera. "At a time when…

"Holiday packaging is increasing in popularity"

There is an ongoing trend in the packaging industry, as packaging is becoming a more important part of fruit sales. Good packaging can protect and maintain the quality of the fruits inside. Furthermore, a nice picture or nice design on the packaging could attract more consumers. Especially during the…

Dr. Kurt Jäger, Euro Pool System:

"Everybody's seen our boxes, only a few are aware of it."

Few consumers are aware of what is going on behind the scenes of the local supermarket's fruit and vegetable department and along the supply chain. Transparency, not only towards customers, but also towards consumers, is becoming increasingly important. Euro Pool System, headquartered in Bornheim, therefore…

How to finally replace the plastic bag

After Australian states and territories introduced plastic bag bans, supermarkets like Woolworths have recently begun offering alternatives such as paper bags. But much to the chagrin of eco-conscious consumers, it’s hard to go into a supermarket these days and not still be frustrated by the overwhelming…

UK: Supermarkets’ single-use plastic waste rises to nearly 1 mln tons a year

Despite public commitments to cut down on their packaging, supermarkets' use of single-use plastic has risen to more than 900,000 tons a year. Seven out of the 10 major UK…

UK: 82% of consumers demand drastically less plastic-usage

Using a sample of 2,003 British adults, research commissioned by Ubamarket found that 82% of UK shoppers believe that the level of plastic packaging used in food and drink…

Team Pack focuses on new solutions made of sustainable materials

"Consumer interest in paper shows steady growth"

Today's consumers are extremely sensitive to sustainable packaging and are increasingly no longer accepting plastic. As a result, manufacturers and suppliers in all sectors of the industry - whether in direct marketing, wholesale or retail - are inevitably on the lookout for sensible alternatives made from…

Ringoplast presents a new berry crate at expoSE

"Many asparagus growers are building up a second mainstay by growing berries"

Reusable containers are becoming increasingly important in the fruit and vegetable industry. Food-safe crates made of PE or PP should be a sustainable alternative for disposable solutions. In order to meet this demand in the constantly growing soft fruit market, Ringoplast LLC presented its new reusable storage…

"For now, some cardboard and plastic formats will have to coexist"

According to the study 'Packaging formats and materials: perception from society', carried out by the Spanish Association of Corrugated Cardboard Packaging Manufacturers (AFCO), cardboard is the highest rated packaging material by Spanish consumers, with the most commonly used being cardboard, plastic…

Washington dry onion producer extends use of IFCO RPCs through 2020

IFCO, operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Bybee Produce of Washington State, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through…

Primo Sole's Dolce Lucano fennel

"A year ago, we set up a project to learn more about fennel in Metaponto. We researched its organoleptic qualities using NIR spectroscopy and studied the qualities consumers look for in what they consider a perfect fennel," explains Francesca Appio, administrative and communications manager at Op Primo Sole, when talking about…

Lay's BIO

First 100% organic potato chips hit the Spanish market

PepsiCo is launching its first 100% organic potato chips: Lay’s BIO. The new product has the European certification that guarantees the organic cultivation of its ingredients,…

Chilean scientists develop a bio-paper that reduces the deterioration of fruits in exports

According to data from the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies of Chile (Odepa), the country exports as fresh fruit nearly 2.6 of the almost 5 million tons of fruit it produces, i.e. almost 52% of its total production, a year. These exports generate an annual income of about 4 billion dollars…

Coop Sweden will introduce paper bags for fruit and vegetables

Coop Sweden has announced plans to replace single-use plastic bags for fruit and vegetables with paper bags. The project will start by the spring of next year and this…

Polytrade presents sealable FSC certified solid board trays at ExpoSE 2019

"Mustang Paper Trays are ideal for a marketing-oriented appearance"

At the Expose in Karlsruhe, Polytrade presents the Mustang Paper Tray, a shell made of FSC-certified solid board for sealing via tray sealers. As an alternative to plastic trays, the Mustang Paper Tray can be processed on ULMA tray sealers using the standard formats for strawberries and raspberries,…

Thomas Danis, Fruits Rouges & Co:

“We are aiming for 100 tons of organic red fruits from France in 2020”

Fruits Rouges & Co has already been offering organic processed fruits for 2-3 years, but the company launched its organic range of red fruits on the fresh market last April. “Our goal today is to propose an organic range from the French origin (high demand from French consumers) with a complementary…

Good Luck Bags soon in Germany as well?

Denmark: Lidl Good Luck Bags against food waste

Discounter Lidl is committed to the fight against food waste. So-called Good Luck Bags should ensure that smaller portions of fresh goods will also find their way to the…

Don Marshall - Exporta

"Fruit and vegetable growers moving away from wooden crates to clean, lightweight and durable plastic crates"

Plastic is not exactly in vogue at the moment but it does have its advantages in transportation and storage environments. Don Marshall Head of Ecommerce & Fulfilment at Scottish based company Exporta believes it a much better material for pallets and crates than wood."Fruit and vegetable growers are…

ASEO GmbH relies on packaging alternatives made of paper

"We enable direct marketers to give their product a higher value"

How does one combine recyclability, water resistance and robustness in one packaging solution without losing sight of the benefits of the direct marketer? Packaging developer ASEO has addressed this question: at the ExpoSE 2019, the company will present the two latest solutions from the diversified product…

Sukhdeep Sethi - AVI Global Plast

Grape punnet redesigned with less plastic, same strength

With plastic packaging coming under fire in the produce industry companies are looking at ways to minimise the use of plastic and move to recyclable packaging for fruit and vegetables. Following this trend Indian packaging manufacturer AVI Global Plast has implemented measures to reduce the amount of…

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-perforationstailored 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…

Plastic is a resource, not a waste

From recycling a water bottle you get two strawberry punnets

"Plastic is a topic to tackle without fear and companies like ours can, indeed must, make their own contribution". So said Giuseppe Montaguti, CEO of Infia, present on Monday 11 November 2019 at the company Siropack of Cesenatico (Forlì-Cesena), at the presentation of a circular economy project for the…

Curtin University research – Perth, Australia

Improving the shelf life of avocados

Plastic can be an important component of food packaging as it can create a barrier against nasties such as bacteria, as well as liquids and gasses. This can help to prolong the shelf life of many foods, thus preventing waste. However, given the finite resources of petroleum-based polymers, which are used…

New date packaging uses 100% post-consumer recycled plastic

Natural Delights is proud to announce the launch of sustainable packaging. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, Natural Delights’ new green packaging will apply to all tub containers and roll into stores November 2019. “Our new green packaging for tub containers will help to keep 800 tons of plastic…

W. Dimer LLC presents absorbent pads ecoline from renewable raw materials at ExpoSE 2019

"Compostable absorbent pad is not only suitable for soft and pome fruit, but also for the vegetable sector"

Pads serve to absorb and bind liquids from perishable food. This not only results in a more appealing presentation, but also increases hygiene and this makes for a longer shelf life of the packaged product. Specialized company W. Dimer LLC, based in Laufenburg, will present the newly developed DIMER…

German government passes draft bill to ban disposable plastic bags

On Wednesday, the German government passed a draft bill by Environment Minister Svenja Schulze to ban disposable plastic bags in Germany. The draft bill provided for a ban on…

Trade fair combo expoSE and expoDirekt - not just for the asparagus sector

"At the fair we want to focus primarily on direct marketers"

ExpoSE is becoming increasingly important among German and international players in the strawberries and asparagus industry. From cultivation technology to different varieties and packaging, all segments will come to Karlsruhe in November to get ready for the upcoming asparagus season. The fair is not only…

Solidus Solutions presents expanded packaging range at ExpoSE 2019

"New solutions have emerged from the original Asparagus box"

At ExpoSE 2018, Solidus Solutions presented their then brand new packaging concept for asparagus. Through the so-called Asparagus Box, the internationally operating packaging company wanted to set new standards in terms of sustainability and convenience. Since then, the response has been enormous, says Oliver…

Sweet peppers handed out like candy at Fruit Attraction

From October 22nd to October 24th, Tribelli participated in Fruit Attraction together with the 7 European partners, Murgiverde, Agroiris, Vicasol, Granada La Palma, Sat Campos de Granada, Indasol and Fruca Marketing and, for the first time, it also had a space of its own. Tribelli put a special highlight…

Looye launches

Moyo: new snack tomato brand for children

In addition to the existing Honeytomatoes and Joyn brands, Looye Growers are now introducing Moyo, a brand aimed at children. "Moyo is a combination of the words; motivation and joy. It stands for your inner strength, self-assurance or your sparkle. When you are motivated and do what you enjoy to do, you…

Online outrage as Woolworths sells garlic cloves packaged in plastic

Although Woolworths has taken several measures to reduce plastic waste across its brand’s food products, some customers are angry after a picture surfaced online of the brand selling garlic cloves, packaged in plastic. A customer buying goods at the Bondi Junction store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs…

Winning D&AD Future Impact Awards for Environment and Sustainability

Pinoy paper 'Pinyapel', made from discarded pineapple leaves

"Pinyapel" is a Pinoy paper product made from discarded pineapple leaves. Recently, it won the D&AD Future Impact Awards for Environment and Sustainability in New York City.…

"The demand for food containers started to increase from 2000"

Limera, a Turkish company which was founded 12 years ago, exports plastic food containers to 36 countries. Their products are exported mainly to Italy and other European countries where they are used for packing fruits, stated the company's General Manager Muhammet Ali Kul. "Following R&D projects, soon…

HCM City University of Economics and Finance

Vietnam: Students make biodegradable products from potatoes

Two students from the HCM City University of Economics and Finance have made biodegradable products from potato starch in an effort to reduce the use of single-use plastic items. Nông Văn Phước and Đặng Nguyễn Xuân Trọng are fourth-year students majoring in business administration and international…


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