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Corrugated industry touts versatility, recycling with campaign

The corrugated packaging industry has chosen America Recycles Day to shine a light on a recovery rate of 96% in 2018.

Turning waste into biodegradable polymers earns AgSharks win

A company that can take waste and turn it into resins that can be used to make biodegradable polymers earned $500,000 in seed funding at the Western Growers 2019 AgSharks Competition.

Natural Delights moves to recycled plastic packaging

Natural Delights, Yuma, Ariz., is launching new packaging made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic for its dates.

Florida plan promotes produce gleaning efforts

After touring vegetable fields, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced a new program to support and promote food recovery efforts, making it easier for food banks to collect leftover produce from fields.

Chiquita supports fitness and sustainability at NYC marathon

Chiquita Brands International is the banana sponsor for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon for the second year in a row.

Government agencies partner with alliance to fight food waste

Three government agencies are partnering with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, with plans to formalize industry education and outreach with the three founders of the alliance.

Fyffes fuels Marine Corps Marathon runners

For the seventh consecutive year, Fyffes refueled runners of the Marine Corps Marathon with bananas as they crossed the finish line.

Kwik Lok Corp. has green closure

Union Gap, Wash.-based Kwik Lok Corp. has introduced the Eco-Lok bag closure, said Karen Reed, marketing and communications director.

Bob Whitaker challenges industry to heed research, improve food safety

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bob Whitaker, chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association, knew he would ruffle some feathers with his food safety address at the 2019 Fresh Summit.