Sainsbury’s ditches plastic for cardboard punnets on own-brand mushrooms

The not-so-distant target to reach sustainability goals has pushed retailers to eliminate plastic bags and individual wraps on fruits and vegetables. And think of new ideas. One of the biggest offenders aside from packaging film – which in some cases helps in terms of food safety and convenience – are punnets. Easy to store but […]

Pallet Earth’s stackable solutions can be cost saver for produce companies

One of the many vendors worth checking out at Fruit Logistica this week is a company called Pallet Earth, which is making big strides in the development of sustainable solutions to transport and move fresh produce … and do it cost-efficiently. Their pallets are not only comprised of 100% recycled plastic and contain strong inner […]

Borough Market embraces sustainability as it grows in 2023

The iconic Borough Market is putting a strong emphasis on sustainability as it heads further into 2023, launching a number of new plans and welcoming in forward-thinking traders that address the environment within and beyond its footprint in London. “With more than 25 million people a year visiting more than 100 specialist traders, we need […]

UK set to eliminate all single-use, disposable plastics

Britain’s Environment Secretary, Therese Coffey, is set to announce that disposable plastics such as plates, trays, cups and cutlery will be banned by the end of the year in order to protect wildlife and future generations in England. The new ban will be set in place in October 2023, starting with restaurants, cafes and takeaways […]

WaxWrap, first seen in London, wins top honor at Veggie Awards

First trialled at Whole Foods Market in London a year ago, WaxWrap’s signature roll format has quickly received acclaimed as one of the top products from publication VegNews. The company’s Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Roll was named as the top Plastic-Free Innovation during the Veggie Awards 2021, which honor the best products that have a […]

Top Scottish berry supplier turns to 100% recycled punnets

Scottish berry supplier Angus Soft Fruits is switching its punnets to 100% recycled material, helping the company save more than 150 tonnes of single use plastic in the coming year. Angus, backed by its popular AVA Berries brand says that will include its strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. It supplies most of the leading supermarkets in […]

BerryWorld ‘leading the way for sustainable packaging innovation’

In efforts to minimize the company’s environmental impact, BerryWorld will this season continue to pack its British berry supply in Prevented Ocean Plastic that it introduced last year. The company is “conscious of their role in the supply chain and wider role in society” and is therefore working to ensure UK berries are sustainably grown […]