Six-fold rise in US organic blueberry sales in past decade
Hinojosa and Lactips develop plastic-free packaging solutions for food
More and more people concerned about the environment avoid plastics in their purchases. However, this is not so easy when it comes to purchasing coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder or cookies. Their oleic characteristics make it essential that their containers, even when mostly cardboard or paper, have plastic part or even aluminium foil to act as a barrier and protect the product.
Smurfit Kappa links its CO2 reduction target with the Science Based Target initiative
Smurfit Kappa has advanced one step further along its sustainability path with the signing of a commitment to link its CO2 target with the Science Based Target initiative (SBT) goals based on scientific knowledge. The move that comes after the leader in corrugated paper and packaging revealed in its 2019 Sustainable Development Report that it had cut its CO2 emissions by nearly a third since 2005.
EU organic fruit production increases 5% in 2018
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The European Union’s organic agriculture expanded by 6.0% in 2017 and by 7.6% in 2018, with area now surpassing 13.8 million ha, according to a report published by Agence Bio. Organic represented about 7.5% of the EU’s utilised agricultural area in 2018 (7.2% in 2017). There were 325,306 registered organic farms in 2018 (+4.9% compared to 2017).
New green box for bio watermelon
Green Box it’s a family owned company that has been operating in the fruit and vegetable sector since 1924. However, it was almost thirty years ago when the Rubio’s family decided to focus in the creation of a packaging that could transport bigger capacities than a normal carton tray, being more resistant but also helping to achieve the best weight-to-load ratio.
This challenge was overcome creating a new basis in the company and since then, it has constantly been developing new Green Box models, for different markets and supermarket chains.