EarthFresh offers potatoes in compostable paper bags

EarthFresh offers potatoes in compostable paper bags

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EarthFresh, Atlanta, is offering its line of conventional and organic potatoes in 100% compostable paper bags.

The switch was made, according to the company, as consumers become more mindful of the use of plastic and are looking for alternatives.

“We are doing our part to help keep the world a cleaner place by offering environmentally friendly, compostable paper packaging,” Jessica Hughes, director of innovation at EarthFresh, said in the release.

The paper bags are available in all pack sizes, with baby potatoes in 1- and 1.5-pounds, and A- and B-sized potatoes in 3-, 5-, and 10-pound bags.
“We know that shoppers – especially millennials, will try new products based on sustainable packaging,” Hughes said in the release.

The company operates as EarthFresh Farms in Burlington, Ontario. It supplies conventional and organic potatoes, carrots and onions.

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