Bio & Sustainability

Organto finances further growth

Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life

Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life

Published on Feb 10th, 2021

© 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 and Ecoembes unite for a sustainable future

Published on Feb 10th, 2021

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.

Edeka expands Apeel to grapefruits and lemons

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Published on Jan 13th, 2021

© Melinda and Novamont

 

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

Carrefour launched 157 new organic products in 2020

Published on Jan 12th, 2021
Photo: Carrefour

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

Sector hails opening of Biomarket

Published on Dec 17th, 2020
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

Nature’s Pride launches more sustainable avocado packaging

Published on Nov 12th, 2020

© Nature’s Pride

 

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

Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable

Published on Nov 10th, 2020
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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. 

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