VOG introduces monocardbord plastic-free fruittrays

The Southtyrolean Consortium is playing a leading role in the launch of a 100% cardboard packaging. As part of its constant search for more environment-friendly methods and processes, the VOG Consortium is now ready: the new packing line is working and the first all-cardboard 4-apple trays is being packed in these days. First deliveries are scheduled for the weekend: it is Biosüdtirol, member-coop of the VOG Consortium, who will shipping the first trial pallets to selected customers. VOG has long been engaged on systematic research to reduce the use of “throw-away” plastic, replacing it with biodegradable, compostable or recyclable materials: the first practical application is now ready. Biosüdtirol became the first to trial the new packaging, with production, processing and sales tests, in response to strong demand from organic apple customers. This led to the adaptation of a new packaging line, producing 4-fruit packs made from 100% cardboard, with no need to use the traditional plastic film anymore. That the problem to be solves was the dual function trays are required to perform – not only sealing the pack and protecting the fruit but also displaying the product, to enable the consumer to make an informed choice. Unlike a fruit … Continue reading VOG introduces monocardbord plastic-free fruittrays