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.
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?
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.
The first organic mangoes with laser labeling are available in all EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR stores in Austria.
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
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.
Have you ever bought a seedless cucumber WITHOUT the plastic wrap?
In Episode 2 of Ideas Ripe for the Picking, we discuss grocers ditching plastic packaging, and the business case for packaged produce.
Morrisons is to become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg - and buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags.
Greg and Pamela discuss the California cherry nightmare, and see how Whole Foods' produce bags stack up against the competition.