Plastic Free Zones at the upcoming international Trade Fairs

When it comes to sustainability issues, 2018 was the year that European consumers made it crystal clear that they have had it with unnecessary single use plastic packaging.

Plastic pollution is an issue that concerns everyone. We are all shocked and saddened when we see yet another picture of a polluted beach, floating plastic soup or sea animals, fish and birds that get caught up in our plastic waste. At the same time they go into a supermarket and are confronted with a “sea of plastic” .. and they ask themselves “why is this necessary?”. Often there is a more sustainable alternative to plastic packaging and that is why Eosta is proud to launch the “Plastic Free Zone” at the upcoming Fruit Logistica and Biofach. Not only will you find a lot of innovative packaging solutions but our experts will also be available to share their knowledge and answer your questions. 

By choosing sustainable packaging you are showing that in 2019 you are part of the solution and not part of the problem!
The Plastic Free Zone is part of the Eosta stand at the Fruit Logistica and Biofach

Fruit Logistica:
Hal 3.2, stand. A-07
Biofach:
Hal 7, stand. 625

 

Natural Branding and Sugar Cane Packaging - some questions and answers

What is the link between fresh organic fruits and vegetables and sustainable packaging?
At Eosta we firmly believe that sustainably farmed organic products should not be packed and if there is no other options then the packaging should be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Furthermore, numerous studies show that organic consumers are negative about plastic packaging in combination with organic fruits and vegetables.  For many years we have been innovating in the field of packaging and our journey has taken us from PLA – non oil based plastic to sugar cane material, special stickers, carton tray to natural branding
We always work closely with our customers in order to find the optimal sustainable solution that takes into account product and packaging look and feel, shelf life, product visibility, price and  communication. 

What is Natural Branding ?
Natural Branding is a natural, ecofriendly manner of branding a piece of fruit or vegetable. It is a contactless method that is completely safe and totally natural

What is the process ?
A high definition laser removes the pigment from the outer layer of the skin of the product

Does is effect the product?
No, Natural Branding does not have a negative effect on the taste, aroma or shelf-life of the product

Why choose Natural Branded products ?
Natural Branding means that products no longer need to be packed in plastic. Furthermore, you are helping to reduce the CO2 emissions as labelling and stickers are no longer necessary. Natural Branding and Organic Products are a perfect match as this natural technique not only reduces packaging but avoids ink, fluids, adhesive etc.

Why Sugar Cane ?
• Sugar Cane is a renewable, fast growing crop with numerous harvests per year
• The fiber is made of waste material (what is left after sugar production)
• 100% GMO free
• “Tree less” – not a single tree needs to be chopped down.
• The packaging material, unlike plastic, is guaranteed oil free
• Sugar cane fiber has a natural look and feel
• The packaging can be recycled as paper
• Since it is a waste material no new land is necessary for the production
 

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The Sustainability Flower

The Sustainability Flower is the core of our business. Every Nature & More grower has a personal Sustainability Flower. It points the way to a greener and more social economy. More info here.