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Cascades launches new packaging line for fruit and vegetable industry


June 19, 2020, Kingsey Falls, Que. – Cascades, which offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions, is launching a new range of packaging products for fruits and vegetables.

Designed for producers, packers and retailers, the packaging solutions meet the needs of the industry while also addressing consumers’ concerns about the environmental footprint of their foodstuffs.

Through this new range of products, Cascades will bring the circular economy to life by using different types of cardboard and recovered plastics to offer a full and multi-material range of eco-friendly, recycled and 100-per-cent recyclable products to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging used in the produce sector.

The various products include trays made from PETE, LDPETE and cardboard, baskets, carriers and corrugated cardboard boxes as well as a number of sturdy and leak-proof options.

These packaging solutions:

  • preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables from harvest to the table;
  • facilitate transportation across the supply chain;
  • provide visual appeal, capturing the attention of consumers; and
  • comply with FDA and Health Canada’s food safety requirements.

“Cascades has been providing eco-friendly solutions for the food industry for decades, including trays, cup carriers, boxes and a wide range of packaging for producers, wholesalers and retailers,” said Charles Malo, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging. “With the launch of Cascades Fresh, we are refining our service offering and reaffirming our leading position in the growing packaging solutions market, all while enabling consumers to eat fresh.

“As enjoying food is part of our daily lives, our aim with these solutions is to make it easier to get fresh food to the table while also minimizing the impact on the environment.

Founded in 1964, Cascades employs 12,000 workers across a network of more than 90 facilities in North America and Europe.



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