Packaging

UK: HTA push local authorities to pick up plant pots in kerbside collections

As part of the next phase of the industry-driven recyclable plant pot campaign, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is calling for action to be taken by local authorities to collect recyclable plant pots in their kerbside collections. The HTA is urging member businesses to contact their local…

Why is recycling of single-use trays so important?

Normpack trays are 100% recyclable. This allows producers to re-use used trays in the production of new Normpack trays. This is already happening on a large scale. Recycling is not only very important for sustainability, but it is also cheaper. A Normpack tray consists of, on average, 90% recycled…

Chrysal introduces new Paper sachet

Chrysal introduces a new and fully recyclable Paper flower food sachet. Their ambition is to be the most sustainable partner in the flower industry, constantly working to reduce flower wastage, water use and packaging materials thus integrating sustainability in our strategy. The new Paper flower food sachet…

Meet the guys who made your pots at Flower Expo China 2020

Looking for high quality nursery container manufacturers in China? But don’t have the time and budget to visit them one by one? Why not join the 2020 China International…

Royal Lemkes & Van Dijk Flora partnership

Plant pots with a future

Royal Lemkes and Van Dijk Flora, both suppliers of house and garden plants to major retailers, have joined forces and expressed their ambition to reach 90% of their traded growing pots being circular by the end of 2022. Royal Lemkes and Van Dijk Flora worked together over the past year in a joint project within the Dutch…

British nursery develops plastic pot recycling process

BALI Registered Affiliate Boningale Nurseries has developed an innovative plastic plant pot recycling process for use by clients, preventing pots from being sent to landfill. Currently, plastic plant pots containing carbon black pigment are not widely accepted in kerbside collections, meaning many pots…

"Leave outdated ways and dare to take on new challenges"

Dymak’s 2020 product selection for retail

Putting happiness first and embracing every aspect of life is what the new Dymak collection is about. "Rather than focusing strictly on the seasonal trends, we have chosen to look at the direction the market is concentrated on, with emphasis on balanced living and perfectly imperfect designs. Our 2020 collection…

Chrysal introduces complete line of sustainable flower food packaging at IPM

Chrysal introduces a complete line of sustainable flower food packaging at the IPM in January 2020. The line of sustainable flower food packaging comprises of the compostable sachet, the new recyclable plastic sachet and new paper sachet. Last year the company introduced their compostable sachet, fully…

Jorg Swagemakers, Van Krimpen

'Sustainable plastic pots do exist'

If you want to be sustainable, you have to get your hands dirty. At Van Krimpen, one of the major suppliers of cultivation pots in the southern region of the Netherlands, they started collecting and recycling plastic themselves seven years ago. Trucks full come in every day, while on the other hand large…

"Less plastic? The floriculture industry has accepted the challenge"

"Plastic is very useful, particularly in our industry," Jacco Duindam (Royal FloraHolland) begins by saying. "We just have to make sure it doesn't end up in the environment. That's why we should find an even better way to handle our transport packaging." This year, Royal FloraHolland joined the Plastic…

Dymak expands sustainable range of concepts

As part of Dymak’s focus for 2020 on developing more sustainable and environmentally friendly products and accessories for its customers, Dymak has turned towards India as a sourcing destination. The collection is split into glass and various discarded plant sources, like wood dust, Kanchan petals,…

UK: Supermarkets’ single-use plastic waste rises to nearly 1 mln tons a year

Despite public commitments to cut down on their packaging, supermarkets' use of single-use plastic has risen to more than 900,000 tons a year. Seven out of the 10 major UK…

Dutch Nursery Freek van der Velden switches to D-Tect pots

Growing more sustainably, one pot at a time

It won’t be long until every gerbera at nursery Freek van der Velden is fitted with cultivation pots made of detectable, recycled material. Since week 42, the nursery from the Dutch town of Delfgauw has been switching to D-Tect pots by Desch Plantpak, and slowly the old pots are disappearing. Anita Kap…

"Fertilpot meets the new expectations of the market gardening and arboriculture sectors"

Natural, plantable and made of 100% wood fiber

Fertil has been proposing its Fertipot in horticulture for nearly 70 years, but the company now targets arboriculture and market gardening with a range of products specifically adapted to the needs of these sectors.“Fertilpot has always been mostly made of wood fibers. But for 5-6 years, we have invested…

Kwekerij R. Mooyman

FlowMaster streamlines orders at Dutch gerbera grower

At nursery R.Mooyman in De Lier, Havatec installed a semi-automated inserting machine for gerberas. Workers only need to stick the flowers in the boxes. On one side, you insert the box. The line unfolds it and puts it in the right angle to stick in the flowers. Then they again go vertical, the flowers…

Aluminum sensor on the sleeves indicates vase life

An insight to the freshness of flowers

“Unexpectedly positive” Raymond Oosterveld of Jarja Floral calls the reactions of growers to their new color changing sensors that indicate the freshness of flowers. They showcased it for the first time at the PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim (CA), USA, last October. The Floral Merchandising Aid, or FMA,…

Royal FloraHolland:

Packaging transactions to be announced digitally in advance

As of 1 January 2020, Royal FloraHolland's locations will only process packaging transactions announced in advance via Packaging Online. The use of Packaging Online will then be mandatory. With Packaging Online, you can organise your packaging transactions easily, digitally and free-of-charge. Packaging…

About sweets and the medicine cabinet

"You have to be relevant to participate. Otherwise, you won't make it." The vision of Fred van Luijk, one of the directors of kalanchoe nursery Vilosa, is clear. And Vilosa is relevant. The merger last year of De Veranda and Solis Plant has made Vilosa a major player on the market. Both nurseries were…

David Austin Roses launches sustainable packaging for bare root planting

As part of the rose breeder’s ongoing commitment to reducing its plastic consumption and impact on the environment, David Austin Roses' range of bare root roses now comes in plastic-free packaging. Without the need for a pot, these dormant plants have until now been packaged in an inner carrier made of…

Plastic fantastic?

Sustainable packaging is a hot topic in horticulture right now. That was shown on Tuesday 29 October by the interest in the packaging event at World Horti Center.  WHC organised a trade fair and seminar in collaboration with participants. The whole day focused on the theme of ‘Plastic Fantastic? Working with sustainable packaging’.…

Circular Plastics presents 100% recycled foil

The discussion surround sustainable packaging material is far from over, and at Circular they are also very aware of that. Provided that it is actually recycled, plastic surpasses the usual alternatives. "If plastic waste does not end up in nature and the ocean, then a plastic bag is a better choice than…

Temkin PPC introduces 3 products

More environmentally friendly packaging solutions entering the market

Globally, the consciousness regarding recycling is increasing in the US and Canada as well. “It is really coming up now and in the future, the flower industry is looking to reduce its use of plastic,” says Noam Temkin of Temkin PPC. For this reason, their booth at the Proflora show represented three of…

Colombia: New vacuum cooling facility solidifies the chain

"Ensure a solid cold chain process for consolidated shipments." That was the aim of Vacuum Cooling Colombia when they decided to set up a second operation in Medellin, Colombia. They opened their new operation with vacuum cooler in Guarne (Medellin) in August 2018 at a strategic location; 6 minutes away…

IFTF and FHTF coming to an end

After 2 busy days with fully filled parking lots, the Haarlemmermeer Expo in Vijfhuizen will today, on the third and final day, close its doors of the 10th edition of the IFTF. Nearly 300 exhibitors again did their utmost best to present their products and services and of course their novelties or new innovations that will…

Trends and champagne: Koenpack opens new showroom

Yesterday, Koen Pack festively opened a new showroom in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Before the official opening, Sandra Könings presented a seminar for the hundred guests about the trends and collection for 2020. 1000 m2After having used the old showroom for 12 years, it was time for a new one. Besides the…

UK: New label prevents tampering

A novel solution to secure tagging and labelling has been developed by Devon-based Bluepoint Tags and Labels. This combines security, legislation and provides marketing options. By listening and working closely with their customers, Bluepoint have developed this product to ensure secure tagging and labelling of plants and…

Decorum phalaenopsis growers start with sustainable Feel Green packaging

Decorum's Phalaenopsis growers are constantly looking for sustainable solutions that help with energy savings, an efficient water policy and the lowest possible CO2 emissions. The next step is to market orchids in sustainable packaging. After all, the growers can see that the demand for sustainable…

Cargolite introduces 'Quarters & Halves for direct sales'

New packaging cartons for more efficient direct sales

Over the years, more and more Kenyan farmers started to look for direct markets to ensure a fixed price for their cut flowers. Another advantage of supplying direct is the faster shipment period which results in fresher flowers and saves considerable repacking costs in Europe. However, if the flowers are…


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