Canadian Produce Marketing Association and VCM International Release Plastic Packaging Technical Report and Roadmap

- General News
The Technical Report details the results of months of research on Canadian and global plastic use, focusing on the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain’s impact.

CPMA podcast digs into produce and plastic

- Produce with Pamela
If you haven’t caught the CPMA Produce Talks podcast lately, you missed a great one talking about plastic.

Plastic packaging is not the enemy, says panel at FPAA

- General News
Consumers say they want less food packaging, especially single-use plastic. But two produce industry leaders say plastic packaging is often the best way to reduce food waste and improve food safety, and burdensome restrictions on plastic will have unintended negative consequences.

Can we go plastic-free in the grape category?

- Produce with Pamela
While it does serve a purpose for many items in the produce department, there are many who'd like to see a plastic-free produce department.  Is it possible? 

Dayka & Hackett launches plastic-free grape packaging

- General News
The unique paper used in the Eco-Tote™ is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. The colorful design appeals to environmentally conscious consumers and those just looking for a fresh approach to how they purchase grapes.

Grocer pilots laser-labeled mangoes to minimize plastic packaging

- Retail
The first organic mangoes with laser labeling are available in all EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR stores in Austria.

Sobeys to introduce reusable produce bags in first push to eliminate plastic bags by January 2020

- Retail
The Canadian grocer eliminates plastic bags as first step in removing unnecessary plastic from retail and focuses on promoting reusable, sustainable alternatives that drive long-term behavioural change

Organic produce, packaging and plastic

- Produce with Pamela
I don’t think I’ve heard the word plastic mentioned so many times in the space of two days, before I attended the Organic Produce Summit July 10-11.

When plastic isn’t the enemy

- Produce with Pamela
Have you ever bought a seedless cucumber WITHOUT the plastic wrap?

Plastic in the produce department – when does it make sense?

- Produce with Pamela
In Episode 2 of Ideas Ripe for the Picking, we discuss grocers ditching plastic packaging, and the business case for packaged produce.