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Vegpro, Cascades partner on 100% recycled plastic packaging for salads

New containers improve airflow and prolong conservation time by limiting the build up of excess humidity.

July 7, 2020   by PLANT STAFF

Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100% recycled plastic packaging produced by Cascades. Photo: Cascades Inc.

SHERRINGTON, Que. — Vegpro International, a baby lettuce producer, and Cascades, a manufacturer of packaging made from recycled materials, have partnered to replace all Fresh Attitude salad containers made from virgin plastic with 100% recycled and recyclable containers.

The plastic containers are manufactured at the Cascades Inopak plant in Drummondville, Que.

The companies said in a joint statement that the container is expected to offer a smaller environmental footprint and will extend the shelf-life of salads. thanks to improved airflow that eliminates the build up of excess humidity.

A lifecycle analysis of similar Cascades packaging demonstrated using 100% recycled PET reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of non-renewable resources required to manufacture packaging.

Production of the packaging has begun, and the transition will take place gradually, until early 2021.

Vegpro is a vegetable producer based in Sherrington, Que.


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