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California packaging legislation will change industry

California lawmakers appear poised to pass legislation that could dramatically alter the way produce is packed in the state within 10 years.

Industry must work together to reduce plastic, panel says

TAMPA, Fla. — Keep the customer in tight focus and work with other produce suppliers to reduce plastic and increase the recycling of packaging. 

Convenience, sustainability driving potato pack design

The challenge to creating a compelling package for potatoes is complex, because bags must protect product integrity while attracting a shopper’s attention.

Zespri to unveil new packaging at Southern Exposure

Zespri will show off a new proprietary clamshell pack for its SunGold kiwifruit at the Feb. 27-20 Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure 2020 show in Tampa, Fla.

Study: Kraft liner market benefits from sustainable packaging interest

Increasing demand for plastic-free packaging solutions from food and retail industries could mean that the market for kraft liner will get piping hot in the next 10 years, a Future Market Insights study says.

IFCO continues Sustainability Certificate program for customers

For the third year, IFCO Systems is offering grower and retailer customers who use the company’s reusable plastic containers a certificate noting its sustainability initiatives.

Sunset’s Sprinkles tomatoes earn global packaging award

Sunset brand Sprinkles Tiny Mighty Tomatoes has received international recognition for packaging and branding, with Best New Brand from the PAC Global Leadership Awards.

Sev-Rend touts sustainability initiatives

Among its sustainable initiatives, Collinsville, Ill.-based Sev-Rend is introducing fully recyclable pouches and film manufactured in either polyethylene or polypropylene.

Mulling the future of packaging

What is the biggest change in packaging coming in the next five years?

Plastic boxes help remove wax cartons from landfills

Eliminating the use of wax cartons is one way that Lakeside Organic Gardens is answering the call for more sustainable packaging.