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Cascades launches new packaging for fresh produce

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Cascades launches new eco-friendly packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables (CNW Group/Cascades Inc.)

Cascades introduces a new closed basket made of recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard for the produce sector.

Designed using recognized eco-design principles, this product is in keeping with a circular economy approach. By using recycled corrugated cardboard in its design, Cascades is supporting its customers efforts to reduce their environmental impact while meeting consumer demand for eco–friendly packaging.

The result of the expertise and work of a multidisciplinary team, the design allows for flat shipping, thereby reducing transportation costs and the need for storage space. A mounting jig, designed specifically for both basket formats (2l and 3l), will also speed up and simplify operations for producers.

“This new corrugated basket for fresh fruits and vegetables reiterates our commitment to offer innovative products that meet the highest standards of environmental responsibility. This launch is also in line with the commitment we made in our Sustainability Action Plan to ensure that 100 per cent of our packaging is recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030,” said Mario Plourde, president and CEO, Cascades.


The closed corrugated basket for fresh fruits and vegetables recently pre-qualified for the How2Recycle program, making it easier for producers to obtain certification.

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