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Vertical Roots introduces reduced-plastic packaging in salads

Hydroponic grower Vertical Roots is introducing a packaging design that utilizes 30% less plastic and prolongs freshness for the brand’s line of salad mixes.

Pete’s introduces Greenhouse Fresh salads with a sustainability focus

Hydroponic living lettuce grower Pete’s, Carpinteria, Calif., is launching Greenhouse Fresh, a line of packaged salads that highlights sustainability practices at the company.

Education on recyclable packaging remains priority

The packaging industry has an important teaching mission, in terms of recycling its products, marketers say.

UNFI announces plans for emissions reduction targets

Providence, R.I.-based United Natural Foods has committed to setting emissions reduction targets for its operations and its supply chain in an effort to combat climate change.

Del Monte joins climate-focused Science Based Targets initiative

Fresh Del Monte Produce has joined the Science Based Targets initiative and plans to work with SBTi to establish an emissions reduction goal for 2030.

Meijer, UNFI pledge to cut food waste

Meijer and UNFI have been added to the ranks of the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions.

Eco Apples distributed in new Heirloom Discovery Packs

A network of Eco-certified orchards in the Northeast is taking their commitment to environmentally progressive practices to a new level with the introduction of an innovative eco-friendly apple package.?

Smurfit Kappa plan sets goal of net zero emissions by 2050

Smurfit Kappa announced new targets to further reduce its fossil CO2 emissions, including its ambition to reach at least net zero emissions by 2050.

Sustainability shows up big at Fresh Summit

It may be stating the obvious, but consumers and produce marketers still care about sustainability.

Sustainability valued but definition elusive

Retailers care about sustainability because consumers care, but for many the pursuit of sustainability tends to be more of an afterthought than top priority.