Packaging news from Eurofruit

Packaging news and analysis for the European fresh produce business.

MandS FoodHall Hedge End berries

New EU packaging rules are ‘threat’ to fresh produce supply chains


Industry leaders question the scientific justification for new European proposals on packaging and packaging waste

José Llopis, general manager of Smurfit Kappa Totana Fruit Logistica 2024 Agrolife

Smurfit Kappa highlights AgroLife innovation


Treatment is applied to paper-based packaging, extending shelf-life and reducing food waste

Salvador Cervera, left and Enrique Soler

Europe’s wooden packaging sector shows unity and strength at Fruit Logistica


Fedemco joins with the German, French and Italian associations under Grow International banner

StePacPPC Xtend Exotic Mushroom

StePacPPC upgrades packaging to improve mushroom shelf-life


Breakthrough in packaging addresses shelf-life challenges for whole and sliced mushrooms


IFCO launches "game-changing" reusable plastic pallet


Dora is a light, durable, hygienic and sustainable alternative to wooden pallets with RPC compatibility

Max Teplitski ASPF

Alliance for Sustainable Packaging for Foods launched


Aim is to foster a more holistic and harmonised approach to packaging legislation that balances quality and safety with environmental concerns

Generic strawberries plastic clamshells punnets

France’s Interfel confirms support for ditching plastic packaging


Despite the concerns of some environmental groups that France’s decree to ban plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables doesn’t go far enough, Interfel’s Laurent Grandin backs the sector’s efforts

GBC 2023 Cindy van Rijswick audience

Photos: Global Berry Congress 2023


A selection of pictures from Fruitnet’s Global Berry Congress, which brought key players from across the supply chain together at the Beurs-WTC in Rotterdam on 28 November 2023

Fruit Logistica Logistics Hub

Fruit Logistica’s fresh produce experts offer natural intelligence

2023-12-19T15:00:00+00:00In partnership with Fruit Logistica

Trade vistors can tap into the fresh produce industry’s largest gathering of experts and innovators and benefit from the exhibition’s unrivalled event programme

New berries packs

Fresh Direct cuts plastic waste


Foodservice supplier switches to new paper berry packs to cut 50 tonnes of plastic waste each year


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Plastic packaging recycling plant

Packaging firms see chance to build on European waste vote


Following the European Parliament’s vote on new packaging waste management regulations, it now falls to the Council of Europe to push the proposal forward before it is enshrined in law

AdobeStock_197409465 plastic packaging

European Parliament adopts plan to cut packaging waste


MEPs vote to adopt revised regulations that target single-use plastics and call for more reuse and recycling

European Parliament Strasbourg

Italian packaging firms call for PPWR revision


The European Union’s ambitious plans to reduce packaging waste have been met with strong opposition among Italy’s plastic container suppliers

Chile stonefruit

Chilean scientists develop bioactive paper to extend fruit shelf-life


Developers say the technology, which uses bioactive paper infused with Monterey pine and algae, can cut losses by up to 65 per cent

Sofrupak blueberry packaging 2023

Sofrupak offers topseal alternative


Witold Gaj, chief executive office at Sofrupak, says the company has developed an innovative new packaging concept that should pique the interest of supermarkets