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Packaging news and analysis for the UK fresh produce business.

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Smurfit Kappa makes North African debut


Global packaging manufacturer unveils new plant in Morocco


Festival of Fresh 2023 in pictures


FPJ’s open-air summer festival allowed the UK fresh produce trade to catch up, share ideas, enjoy the sun and take in a heavy-hitting speaker programme at the site of AMFRESH’s new packhouse and innovation centre

Waddington Europe's soft-fruit punnets use less plastic

New berry packs do away with bubble pads


Waddington’s Monoair cushion technology aims to help improve recycling rates

ReCover Louth Christian Kolark & Mark Dalby Opening Ceremony

Coveris launches Louth ReCover unit


Packaging manufacturer opens new recycling hub at its plastic-film production facility in Lincolnshire to keep plastic circular

Fedemco's members manufacture a wide range of wooden containers for fresh produce

Wooden revolution?


Enrique Soler and Salvador Cervera of Fedemco tell Fred Searle why they are confident wooden packaging will play an important role at British and European supermarkets as retailers’ push for sustainability continues

Fedemco Ecowoox

Fedemco presents new sustainability seal at Global Tomato Congress


Ecowoox label makes it easier for companies to comply with new EU regulations on packaging waste

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Compostable Coalition assembles advisory board


Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Ocado are among the first names to be unveiled as Compostable Coalition UK advisory board members

GB Apples Pink Lady packaging

Assomela slams EU’s proposed ban on packaging


Proposed regulation, which would outlaw all fruit and vegetable packaging in the EU, needs a major rethink, according to Italian apple suppliers

Wooden pallet manufacturing

Wooden pallet numbers on the rise


UK manufacturing and reuse show a large uplift according to the results of a new survey

Richard Haith at Remach open day

Haith Group strengthens EU presence


Leading UK veg equipment manufacturer appoints Remach BV as European sales and service partner 


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Sirane Earthpad

Earthpad marks “world first” for Sirane


Group’s absorbent pad for fruit has been approved for recycling by OPRL

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UK mushroom supplier switches to sustainable packaging


Graphic Packaging International partners with Smithy Mushrooms to supply fibre-based ProducePack Punnets for exotic mushrooms to UK supermarkets

Fruit Logistica 2023 flags

Fruit Logistica 2023 comes to a successful conclusion


Over 60,000 trade visitors descended on Berlin last week for a truly international fresh produce event

Rijk Zwaan Tatayoyo FLIA 2023 winner Jan Doldersum

Tatayoyo wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2023


Rijk Zwaan’s branded variety holds off strong competition to win this year’s top prize at Fruit Logistica in Berlin

New rules are coming in for packaging

A third of packagers ‘unaware of new EPR rules’


Survey suggests packaging industry still has some way to go to meet new obligations