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Sellers emphasize efforts to reduce plastic

The topic has been a high-interest one in the produce industry given the commonness of plastic packaging and the numerous ways its utilization benefits shoppers — specifically taking into account perceivability of the product, maintaining its quality and extending its shelf life. In the Food Marketing Institute’s yearly Power of Produce report, most buyers positioned those functional attributes as more critical to them than packaging being environmentally friendly. 77% said it is very important packaging allow them to see the product; 62% said it is very important packaging make items…

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Wegmans Food Markets Pledges to Cut In-Store Plastic Packaging

Wegmans Food Markets has resolved to decrease in-store packaging made using fossil fuels, just as other single-use plastics, for example, straws, by 2 million pounds in 2019, with an objective of a 10-million-pound reduction by 2024. To a large extent, Rochester, N.Y.- based Wegmans will accomplish this objective by eliminating some current plastic packaging and supplanting it with materials produced using plant-based inexhaustible fiber. The merchant will likewise keep on working intimately with The Center for Sustainable Packaging at Rochester Institute of Technology to discover new chances and packaging innovations.…

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