Launched in 2019, the Faridabad-based initiative produces biodegradable packaging material out of crop stubble waste. This addresses two issues — pollution hazards in Northern India resulting from the burning of stubble, and increasing amounts of dumped thermocol in landfills.
UFlex Limited, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging and solutions company, is exhibiting its wide range of innovative, sustainable, and value-added packaging formats for the Indian agricultural sector from February 18 – 20 at the Krishi Darshan expo 2023, scheduled to be held at the farm machinery training & testing institute (ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare, department of agriculture, cooperation & farmers welfare), at Hisar, Haryana.
The Revenue, Tribal Development, and Horticulture Minister of the Himachal Pradesh state government, Jagat Singh Negi, stated that the state horticulture department will monitor the private players influencing the farming product and will soon finalize & launch the universal packaging material for farmers.
In a remarkable moment in history, GreenPod Labs Sachets got the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) scientific committee’s approval in the fruit and vegetable shelf-life extension category on Food Awareness Day, 29 September 2022.
Researchers at the IIT Guwahati have developed an edible coating that can extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables. Designed to prevent food wastage, the researchers found the coating can keep the produce fresh for much longer than it was possible without it.
Chennai-based start-up Greenpod Labs has invented bioactive sachets that claim to reduce the spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables
Deepak Rajmohan and Vijay Anand founded GreenPod Labs in 2019 intending to minimise fresh produce loss by introducing cost-effective packaging solutions which are an alternative to expensive cold storage systems.
Smurfit Kappa has developed an innovative and sustainable water-resistant paper. AquaStop™ is part of Smurfit Kappa’s new TechniPaper® portfolio, which consists of an array of high-performance papers designed to handle even the most complex supply chains.
Controlled Atmosphere Packaging (CAP) Film Made Using K-Resin® DK11 For Better Fruit And Vegetable Preservation
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced its K-Resin® DK11 to be the material of choice for controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) film applications.
A new study by Oregon State University scientists outlines a key advance in turning apple waste into an environmentally friendly packaging material that could serve as an alternative to plastic.
A new law banning plastic packaging on most fruit and vegetables comes into effect in France from New Year’s day.
Food safety and hygiene are top priorities for considering use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in food packaging. When AVI Global Plast introduced 80 to 90% recycled PET in films and packaging designs in 2013, they used state-of-the-art co-extrusion equipment to sandwich post-consumer material between virgin materials to deliver exotic fruits across 6 continents, fresh and contamination-free. These were certified by Intertek to authenticate the claim of using recycled content in the final finished pack.