Canadian consumers are already besieged by high food prices. Now the government is pushing to implement a plastics ban without considering the consequences, including increased prices and reduced access to affordable, healthy food.
Produce packaging advancements need collaboration, education, and a dose of reality from all stakeholders.
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the United States, today announced it will eliminate single use plastic bags at checkout by the end of 2023.
Today, WM and Dow announced the launch of a bold new collaboration to improve residential recycling for hard-to-recycle plastic films by allowing consumers in select markets to recycle these materials directly in their curbside recycling.
DS Smith has eliminated over 313 million pieces of problem plastics in the last two years thanks to products like GreenTote, which replaces plastic grocery bags.
Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the globe. What if there was a platform to stop ocean plastic and at the same time help alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem?
A new study by Wrap, a British organization promoting sustainability, has released a study contending that wrapping certain fresh produce items, notably apples, potatoes, bananas, broccoli, and cucumbers in plastic is not necessary and promotes waste.
The change to corrugated packaging for apples started in 2020 as part of the company’s efforts to add more recyclable and compostable packaging.
Fresh berry leader Driscoll’s has partnered with Think Beyond Plastic to launch an inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to stimulate new recycling processes and the development of alternatives to conventionally used field plastics.
North American produce companies that export to Europe face new regulations on packaging.