chiquita bananas ( Courtesy Chiquita )

To ensure fresher bananas, Chiquita now uses Star Care Containers for 100% of the organic loads shipped to the U.S., said Jamie Postell, director of sales North America for Chiquita Brands LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The containers also have a positive environmental impact, reducing CO2 consumption by 17,000 tons per year, he said.