Packaging

"Amblyseius-System becomes more eco-friendly"

At Biobest they are constantly looking at ways to make their packaging more sustainable. Reducing reliance on plastic is a key focus. With this in mind, their team has redesigned the packaging for the Biobest bulk Amblyseius-System replacing plastic buckets with specially designed eco-friendly paper…

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New biodegradable material for plant labels presented

Designstar recently launched a new biodegradable material for plant labels at the ornamental plant Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2018. PLM BIO is an environmentally friendly alternative for plastic plant labels and is available now to growers and retailers. Leo van Antwerpen (Director Designstar), Paul Spies (Key Account Manager…

Bisser Georgiev, LiveTrends:

“We look at a plant as art”

At the LiveTrends factory, they produce 400 collections of decorative pots every year. They also refresh 80 percent of their collections to keep providing the market with new concepts. This young design company started just five years ago with three employees and increased rapidly. Now the company has over 200 employees. Time…

NeoTerra Upstyle of A-ROO Company:

A lightweight look-a-like of a terracotta pot

It looks like a traditional terracotta pot, but lift it up and you will discover that it is actually made out of plastic. At the PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando (FL) A-ROO Company presented their new NeoTerra Upstyle cover. “Consumers can’t tell the difference even from inches away!” Krystle Klink and Dennis DeBaltzo of…

Broekhof acquired by the Pacombi Group

The Pacombi Group has announced that the agreement regarding its acquisition of Broekhof Verpakkingen has been reached. The acquisition will now be formally put before the ACM…

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The impact of sustainable packaging on the floral industry

Sustainable packaging is no longer a term for the future. It's the current state of corporate responsibility and package designs. You can view the concept as an excellent investment not only for the environmental benefits but also as a powerful tool to improve your clients' sentiment towards your brand. What…

WEBER Verpackungen to introduce higher sleeve at FloraHolland Trade Fair

'Bloomguard' sleeve now also for cut flowers and orchids

With the regulations on the use of plastic becoming stricter, the awareness of plastic use among retailers and consumers has increased. Also the flower industry is adopting to this trend and more and more are looking for alternative solutions to plastic. About four years ago, Weber Verpackungen…

Cargolite

Clever packaging concept makes headway

It was declared a "game changer for the Kenyan floriculture industry" by Chris Lindley of Oserian in 2017 after trialing it for many months and quickly made headway afterwards. It is now used by several large exporting companies and successful trials have been conducted in Ethiopia recently. The product…

Vaselife International to introduce 100% compostable packaging for cut flower food powder sachets

Vaselife International is proud to introduce a 100% compostable packaging for the cut flower food powder sachets. Compostable Packaging The compostable sachets are certified according to the European Standards EN 13432 (packaging) and are 100% compostable in an industrial compost installation. This means that you can throw the…

Easier to recycle pots now available

Recover is the very latest innovation from Desch; an addition to the standard recycled products in the Desch range as a result of demands from the market. Desch purchases post-consumer plastic waste exclusively to produce Recover. Under the motto ‘We care about your plants & our planet’, Desch…

Waterless Internet Flower Packaging wins top honors at Sustainability Awards 2018

Waterless Internet Flower Packaging, a breakthrough in packaging of flowers by Uflex, was pronounced winner of the overall Sustainability Awards 2018. It also emerged as a frontrunner in the ‘Resource Efficiency’ category that honors innovations in packaging that do more with less, such as down-gauging…

MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans adopted on Wednesday. These products, which make up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by Parliament. MEPs added to this list of plastics…

EcoExpert six per shelf transport tray has Fc225 code

Modiform’s EcoExpert tray in auctions tray rebate scheme

Modiform’s EcoExpert trays are released into the auctions tray rebate scheme of Royal FloraHolland. The EcoExpert tray design, moulded from waste carton fibre, has passed the tray tests and has directly been given settlement code Fc225. From today growers can obtain their rebate. Currently it is the six per shelf…

Marc Lingard, Sirane:

"Biodegradable film is ideal for flowers"

Originally made for packing fresh produce, the biodegradable film of Sirane turned out to be a solution in the ornamental industry as well. “As it is breathable it actively helps extend the shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, its properties, ie. compostable, transparent, breathable, and…

UK: Recyclable pots arrive at Hillier Nurseries

The horticultural industry is leading the battle against single-use plastics and plans were announced in August to introduce the first kerbside recyclable plant pots in 2019, which will completely replace the current black plastic pots that cannot be recycled. One nursery has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to…

CAN (ON): Horta-Craft showcases new labels at CGC

More modern and creative options for labeling and marketing your products. It is something more and more growers and nurseries are looking for nowadays. Horta-Craft is tapping into this demand with new custom design full bleeding tags and labels. From October 3-5, this Canadian tag and label manufacturer…


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