Packaging

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…

Macpac’s Plantpac in demand in an e-commerce-driven climate

Increasing interest for packaging for delivery through the letterbox

In March there were dire prospects for the horticultural sector. In the UK, the Horticultural Trades Association suggested at the time that if garden centres remained closed then the value of lost sales could reach £687m by the end of June and £1.2bn by Christmas this year. It was reported that some 650…

Helix Australia replaces plastic sleeve with new brand tag

New brand packaging to reduce plastic footprint

"With this new brand packaging, we will achieve an 84% reduction in plastic", says Adrian Parsons of Helix Australia. They are introducing new Waxflower bunch branding tags that will replace the use of plastic sleeves, which dominates the packaging in the global cut flower industry.   How it worksThe tag will be…

Summary of report supplied by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Plastic pots and the green industry: Production, use, disposal and the environmental impacts

The green industry is the driver of plastic plant pot production and use. This report describes the development of this industry, its phenomenal growth and successes, and the…

ScoringAg

"You have to sanitize everything"

Maintaining the integrity of the sanitation

“You have to sanitize everything,” says William Kanitz with ScoringAg. “If you don’t protect your product, the consumer gets sick.” The company sells and produces sanitizing equipment for fresh produce and its packaging. Due to the Coronavirus, things have changed. It’s increasingly important to reduce…

in Recover version

"Consumer can go on holiday without any worries with Grow & Go pot"

The consumer can now benefit from Grow & Go containers watering your plants - allowing them a holiday without any worries about their plants. The smart water reservoir in the hanging and patio pots ensures that the plant receives the right amount of water. Grow & Go® in Recover® version The pots are…

Kenya: Flower farm workers troop back as sales improve

The Kenya Plantations and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) says 85 percent of the workforce in flower and vegetable farms are back on duty. This is after three months of anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The union said plans are underway for the remaining group which was placed under unpaid leave…

Tyne Moulds introduces stick that cannot be removed

New info stick that really sticks to the pot

Customers switching labels between plants or tags that are lost are some of the problems retailers are encountering and therefore a major concern leading retailers are wanting to be addressed. There has not been an Info Stick on the market that cannot be removed, up till now, explains James Sword of Tyne…

A co-creation with growers and for growers

Make the difference with plant-pot combinations of Desch Design Studio

The Desch Design Studio works together closely with growers, exploiting colour as the main ingredient in developing new and creative plant pot concepts. "So, Colour Your Story? Desch Design Studio." A good example of such a concept is the 'Urban Gardening' product line, which Desch Design Studio recently…


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