Bejo Seeds Introduces Packaging Made from Tomato Plants
- by Jordan Okumura
OCEANO, CA - Bejo Seeds, a North American subsidiary of Bejo Zaden, a Dutch breeding, seed production, product development, marketing and sales of high-quality commercial vegetable seed, has launched new tomato packaging made from tomato plant fibers.
"With these innovative new trays, Bejo is showing that it is possible to produce, pack, and consume, yet limit the waste of natural resources," Michael Ryshouwer, Field Marketing Manager, states. "We have had great feedback from United Fresh attendees and are excited to bring this new project to market."
Bejo Seeds Inc. has chosen solid non-virgin cardboard enriched with fibers from tomato plants, a product from Solidus Solutions, producer of solid cardboard and solid cardboard packaging. Because of this, Bejo Seeds Inc. will be one of the first US companies that will package its organic Tasti-Lee tomato in trays made with tomato plant fibers, making an important contribution to the recycling economy. With this, Bejo shows it is possible to produce, pack and consume, yet limit the waste of natural resources.
The solid non-virgin cardboard enriched with tomato plants from Solidus Solutions was announced as the winner of the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2016.
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