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AU: Matthew Mills announced as 2020 sustainability champion at the APCO awards

Matthew Mills, Marketing Manager of long-time industry supporter Garden City Plastics has won the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) 2020 Sustainability Champion Award. The award recognises individual commitment for a range of criteria, including dedication to embedding sustainability…

Koen Pack about new campaign 'Trends for ALL’

Earlier this month Koen Pack launched the new campaign 'Trends for ALL'. This is an alternative to the Trade Fair which was canceled this year and where the company normally presents the new collection and redecorates the entire showroom according to the latest trends. Sandra Könings, who opened the newly…

Desch successfully invests in circular brands

'Recover and D-TectPlus conquer the market'

Desch itself calls it 'the new sustainability standard'. The plastic pots for the horticultural sector of the young, forward-looking brands Recover® and D-TectPlus are not only made from recycled plastic, they are also in turn recyclable. Both are also fully Cyclos-HTP certified. D-Tect®Plus and Recover®…

New Chrysal Bag-in-Box packaging in 10 litres

The growing challenge of plastics in the environment means it is more urgent than ever to find solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. With our Chrysal Professional 2…

Green Partners:

Cut flower supplier saves £48K p.a. by switching to Rotech direct carton printing

European supplier of cut flowers and bouquets, Green Partners, has reduced its annual carton printing costs by £48K by switching from hand labelling to using Rotech direct carton printers. “The cost-savings have been significant for us," said Operations Manager, John Berry. “A price per print study was…

Company Ortoflorovivaistica F.lli Simonato

Organic herbs and poinsettias in plastic-free packaging

Fratelli Simonato started paying attention to organic cultivation and issues related to ecological sustainability more 20 years ago. This has led to the innovative solutions in the field of packaging. After Bio Kepos 3, an entirely eco-friendly packaging, there is now also a totally plastic-free…

Flower Circus

Flower Magician reveals the secret of unboxing Anthuriums

A well-known problem for many florists for years is finally revealed by one of the Flower Magicians of Flower Circus. The Anthurium is a beautiful flower which stands out in every arrangement. A real eye-catcher without any doubt. This is what all florists worldwide have known for ages. The only thing…

UGA research studies efficacy and environmental impacts of alternative containers

"Biodegradable containers can benefit gardeners"

Professional and home gardeners alike can grow landscapes sustainably with the help of biodegradable plant containers but may wonder whether these containers decompose quickly…

Gordon Robertson, Verdant Technologies, on HarvestHold:

New post-harvest solution extends life by up to 25 percent

"It depends on the floral type, but overall we see an up to 25 percent increase in the life of cut flowers and potted plants," says Gordon Robertson, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer of Verdant Technologies™ on the company’s recently introduced product, HarvestHold™. This new post-harvest product life…

HC Companies:

'Automated equipment needs an automation friendly container'

As the horticulture industry grapples with continued labor shortages and restrictions, the use of automated equipment throughout growing operations is more popular than ever. Data collected by the American Society for Horticulture Science concludes that, “Greater than 40% of production costs are labor…

Import Promotion Desk organizes virtual B2B meetings (Nov. 9-20)

Get to know new producers from Ecuador and Colombia virtually

Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative, brings together selected cut flower producers from Ecuador and Colombia with European importers via virtual B2B meetings. These meetings will be held from 9 to 20 November. During the pandemic, importers are thus given the opportunity to expand their…

NL: Trends and inspiration in new showroom Koen Pack

This year, due to the COVID-19 regulations, there will be no FloraHolland Trade Fair and therefore no special opening of Koen Pack's showroom in Amstelveen, The Netherlands. This does not prevent them from completely rebuilding it again this year with the latest trends and inspiration for 2021. By…

"Working together to provide a breakthrough extended life solution for floral industry"

Chrysal International and Verdant Technologies announce partnership

Chrysal International is announcing a partnership with Verdant Technologies™ to bring a step change solution to the floral industry. This new product, a 1-MCP-based solution, will be available across the industry’s international markets with initial focus on Colombia, one of the largest floral growers in…

Royal FloraHolland

"Reusable plant trays logical choice for market"

Royal FloraHolland wants to do more with less plastic. Reusable plant trays are a sustainable alternative to disposable packaging and create less waste. The increased demand for reusable trays highlights the fact that sustainability is an important and immediate concern in the floriculture industry.…

Dura-ID

Understand the latest changes to Plant Passporting in the UK after Brexit

As of the 1st of January, following the UK’s exit from the EU on the 31st of December, the rules for your plant passporting labels will change in line with the GB (England, Scotland and Wales) Plant Passporting System. This change means that as of the 1st of January 2021, the EU Plant Passport will not…

Smurfit Kappa introduces new sustainable packaging solution for the transport of Colombian roses

Colombia ranks as the second largest supplier of flowers in the world - preceded only by the Netherlands - thanks to the quality of its crops, the variety of species and the characteristics of the soil, which allow it to maintain a continuous supply throughout the year. Roses, carnations, alstroemerias, chrysanthemums…

Box assembler in action

You get machines that assemble boxes of all sizes and shapes. But, in Costa Rica, they still do it traditionally, by hand. And, as you can see, it's not as quick, but the man's work is very neat.

Global sourcing company increases focus on new segments

"We want to be a leading sourcing partner "

Over the years, Dymak has gradually shifted from being a traditional trading company that supplied all kinds of pots to the green industry, to a more diverse sourcing company with a strong focus on Home and Garden. For years, this Danish company supplied pots and planters to growers all over the world,…

Dr. Terril Nell, American Floral Endowment endowment.org

Poinsettia: "It is prudent to establish handling and shipping practices"

It is hard to believe that the first poinsettias will be shipped to retail stores in just 4–5 weeks and shipments will continue until near December 20. Life becomes hectic in…

Tuesday, October 13th 2020 – 11am – 1pm (AEST) via Zoom

AU: Online industry workshop on sustainable packaging in horticulture

On October 13th, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) will organize another workshop on sustainable packaging in horticulture. "We made good progress at the…

Simon Firth on Macpac's horticultural packaging:

"It's a year with record high sales"

Over the last months, plant sales have been high. This combined with the sharp increase in online shopping, resulted in a record year so far for the horticultural packaging range of Macpac. "Usually, the peak orders are coming in in March, April in May and just a little in September and October, Now…

US (ME): Greenhouse plastic collection starts September 25

In Maine, the statewide collection of greenhouse plastic for recycling begins on Friday, September 25. They ask growers to follow folding and labeling instructions, check the…

Desch Plantpak acquires IPP factories

On September 9th 2020, Desch Plantpak acquired all of IPP’s commercial activities. This acquisition is a significant boost to Desch’s position in thermoformed and injection moulded products for the horticultural industry. IPP operates two factories; IPP Holland BV in the Netherlands, and Interplast…

Macpac announces new on-line shopping experience

Packaging manufacturers Macpac report that in the coming weeks they will be launching a new on-line ‘shopping’ website. It will provide a one-stop shop for box quantities of selected packaging on demand in key sectors. A spokesperson for the manufacturer said: "We’ve been successfully offering our…

The HC Companies

"Automation friendly containers are critical in getting the job done"

Labor shortages continue to remain an issue in the horticulture industry, and automation-friendly containers are looked upon as the solution. Many greenhouses and nurseries are turning towards contract employees to fill the labor void. But while they provide the physical assistance required in the…


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