Bio & Sustainability
Organto finances further growth
Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life
© TIPA and Perfotec
Compostable packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have teamed up to create laser micro-perforated compostable film packaging that can extend the shelf-life of fresh produce. The packaging performs as conventional plastic but decomposes in compost back into the soil with no toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants.
San Telmo and Ecoembes unite for a sustainable future
San Telmo Business School, which trains senior managers of consumer goods companies has teamed up with and Ecoembes, a non-profit environmental organisation that coordinates the recycling of packaging throughout Spain, in an alliance to jointly promote the role of companies in creating a circular economy, as well as to identify possible public-private collaboration strategies for the same purpose.
Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy
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Melinda and Novamont have teamed up to launch a more sustainable form of packaging. Begun last October, general director of Melinda, Paolo Gerevini, said the strategy is aimed at defining “who we are and what we want to become”. The totally compostable solution for organic apples that comes from Melinda’s processing waste.
Carrefour launched 157 new organic products in 2020
In total, the French supermarket chain has more than 400 organic farming and livestock references, sold under the Carrefour Bio brand. In 2020 alone, Carrefour Bio launched 157 new products. In addition, and to promote both the production and the consumption of these types of articles, Carrefour develops a series of initiatives such as the elimination of VAT on fresh organic products and collaboration with Spanish farmers to develop these products.
Amcor launches first recyclable shrink bag for meat, poultry, and cheese
Sector hails opening of Biomarket
In presence of J. Tejedo, general director of Mercabarna, A. Colau, Mayor of Barcelona and A. Colom, President of Mercabarna © Mercabarna
Mercabarna’s Biomarket in Barcelona opened at the end of November, an exclusive wholesale market for organic products. The Fernández global fruit group has taken advantage of this new facility by setting up three new stalls to offer organic products and services to its customers and suppliers.
Nature’s Pride launches more sustainable avocado packaging
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In line with the firm’s plan to increase the sustainability of its packaging, Nature’s Pride is introducing 100% cardboard packaging for avocados. This packaging represents a huge step in reducing plastic usage. In addition, it consists of just a single type of material, cardboard. This means it can be fully recycled and eliminates the need for a label.
Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable
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Proof has arrived to support the Ecuadorean banana sector’s claim to be economically and socially sustainable. An 18-month study conducted by the University of California Davis, funded by producers and exporters, focused on the social, political, financial and environmental aspects of production.