Impact Awards for packaging of Red Sun Farms organic grape tomatoes.
HANSPORT, NS (October 6th, 2015) – Leading Canadian food packaging company, CKF Inc. is pleased to announce that the newly developed Earthcycle ™ top sealable pint used by Red Sun Farms for its organic grape tomatoes has been chosen as one of 20 finalists out of 71 entries for the PMA Impact Award for Packaging Excellence.
The Earthcycle ™ top sealable pint leverages key trends in the fresh produce industry today—tamper resistant packaging, environmentally responsible materials and local production while ensuring quality and freshness in the final product. The combination of a top seal film with a moulded pulp base reduces plastic while using materials that are recyclable, compostable and renewable. Earthcycle ™ products are the only moulded pulp package for produce that are made in North America.
The Earthcycle ™ base with a top seal film uses 90% less plastic than a traditional clamshell, requires 22% less fossil fuel to develop and generates 53% less GHG emissions—all important measures for retailers to help substantiate sustainability efforts with their stakeholders.
“Working with Red Sun Farms has been a tremendous opportunity for CKF and the establishment of a moulded pulp product in the growing top seal market,” says Brad Dennis, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for CKF, Inc. “We are in active development now with a range of top seal designs for the fresh produce industry, but it all started with our work with Red Sun. We would like to congratulate the team at Red Sun for all their efforts and for the award nomination.”
CKF will be exhibiting its entire range of moulded pulp, rPET and foam packaging for the fresh produce industry at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta, GA.