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Koen Pack USA appoints new West Coast account manager

Danielle Delano has joined the Koen Pack USA team servicing the West Coast as their newest Account Manager. Danielle has over 8 years’ experience in the floral industry with a passion for exceeding customer’s expectations. In her free time, she enjoys growing her own fruits and vegetables, cooking with.....

Which horticultural plastics can be recycled and where?

By now, greenhouse operations have gleaned the production areas of spring and early summer plant material. W. Garrett Owen of MSU writes: "I have come across some operations that have deposited used and even un-used containers, flats or carrier trays in large dumpsters for recycling (Photo 1). At each.....

Flora MGB introduces 'Chimpy'

Clever label solution remains visible on plant

A label that is attached to the plant without a rubber band, stick or clip and that remains clearly visible through all weather conditions. These were some of the main requirements of Dutch packaging manufacturer Flora MGB when designing a new plant label. After some months of research they created a label.....

Kenya's plastic bag ban set industry thinking

The Kenyan ban on plastic bags comes into effect the end of August and some packaging suppliers like Dilpack Kenya were worried that it would hit several flower growers as it would increase their packaging costs. Fortunately, after checking with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the ban.....

D.H.M. Innovation's new POS material for dipladenia:

How a small label adjustment can contribute to higher sales

Consumers and their preferences changed over time. Not only the appearance of plants on the shelf, but also the labels are becoming more important. For this reason more breeders are offering POS material along with their varieties. "More often, people buy plants in full bloom and when they are not in.....

Desch Plantpak committed to recycling plastic:

Give plastic a second chance

When talking about the environment, plastic still seems to have a bad image. It pollutes the environment. However, it only does so if people are not taking care of it properly. "Everyone likes dogs, but no one likes to step in their waste. In order to prevent this, dog owners need to be trained to clean it.....