( Jasa Packaging Solutions )

Jasa Packaging Solutions, The Netherlands, has seen plastic-free packaging growing as a trend in Europe, and now it's happening in the U.S.

The company has a U.S. office in Richmond, Va., and representatives will be showcasing two sustainable packaging options at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo, Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif. The company’s booth is No. 2597, and Jasa equipment distributors (Ag-Pak, booth No. 3433; Fox Packaging, booth No. 3031; and Volm Cos., 3202) will also have information on the packaging, according to a news release.

According to a news release, Jasa is showcasing two pieces of equipment the company manufactures:

The Jasa Sleever: Allows for “super-fast” tray-packing of a variety of fresh produce, including apples, cherries, tomatoes, and avocados. The plastic-free packaging is designed for items that call for ventilated packaging, and the sleeves are made from recyclable cardboard.

Bag-2-Paper: Another plastic-free, high speed packing option, which will be demonstrated at Fresh Summit. No seals are needed for the paper bags, which are suitable for packing potatoes, onions, avocados and carrots, according to Jasa Packaging.

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