North Bay Produce Introduces Compostable Packaging
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - My short time with this industry has already shaped the way I view produce. Recently, I've been more intrigued with the idea of composting. It seems like my curiosity is even more heightened now that I've learned more about compostable packaging. North Bay Produce recently announced that the company will be paving the way of produce delivery in green, providing compostable packaging and less plastic use in its current offering.
“Top seal packaging will set the new standard for how blueberries are sold in the U.S.,” Jon Wall, Vice President of Operations, commented.
According to its press release, North Bay’s new packaging of blueberries will be in biodegradable trays with a single translucent cover that is also resealable after opening for convenient storage. Consumers nowadays, especially younger consumers, have been more conscientious about where food comes from and how it’s being delivered. The compostable packaging proposed for traditional clam shells will reduce the amount of plastic used by up to 34 percent, a significant headway in terms of reducing the company’s carbon footprint. This new approach will enhance food safety efforts by providing a secure barrier while also ensuring freshness as well as better storage.
North Bay’s purchase of new compostable packaging equipment is a great step forward in preserving our environment while also adding more jobs throughout the supply chain. For more sustainability efforts being made in the industry, keep reading AndNowUKnow.