new tomatoes ( Courtesy EarthCycle )

Packaging company CKF Inc., Hansport, Nova Scotia, is expanding its Earthcycle line of top-sealed compostable/recyclable punnets for blueberries, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries and grapes.

The company will be exhibiting the new Earthcycle options at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo, Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., at booth No. 4983.

The new punnets fit the “6-down” and “8-down” footprints, chosen after the company received input from customer, according to a news release. The sizes are designed to maximize freight efficiencies by using the industry standard 60- x 40-cm. master case.

“The sustainable packaging value proposition is no longer just about helping the consumer effortlessly and easily dispose of the packaging through home composting or waste paper recycling,” Brad Dennis, vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release. “Our value to the retailer and packer alike is to provide a clear benefit in terms of shelf life, reduced waste, less plastic, improved sales and ultimately a lower carbon footprint.”

The new designs join the company’s other top-seal packaging, that are available in 14- 12- and 10-down size formats.

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