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European packaging restriction will have consequences

- General News
North American produce companies that export to Europe face new regulations on packaging.

Driscoll’s signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

- General News
Driscoll’s, the world’s fresh berry leader, today joins The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to help advance its pledge to prioritize sustainable packaging solutions that protect fresh berries while minimizing an environmental impact.

Review: Nature Fresh compostable cuke wraps

- Produce with Pamela
Have we found a compromise between shelf life and plastic?

Nature Fresh Farms launches home-compostable cucumber wrap

- General News
An alternative to traditional polyethylene plastic, this film is an environmentally friendly compostable wrap that breaks down in a household compost without leaving behind microplastics.

Aldi releases 5-year plastic reduction plan

- Retail
As a founding Activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact, ALDI U.S., along with other members of the pact, has agreed to contribute toward four ambitious goals.

Demand to cut single-use plastic continues

- General News
Not even a pandemic appears to be altering consumers’ wish to cut down on single-use plastic packaging, and the produce industry is working on solutions.

Reconsidering single-use plastic bags

- Analysis
Like everything else, reusable bags have come under scrutiny in the time of the coronavirus.

Plastic in produce gets a pass – for now

- Produce with Pamela
In my reporting, I’ve advocated for plastic when it serves a function. And right now, that function is reassuring consumers that their food is safe.

The Plight of Plastics in fresh produce

- General News
Plastic in fresh produce isn't the enemy, but how can we use it in the smartest way?

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.