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New packaging addresses environmental, freshness concerns

June 29, 2020  

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Cascades has launched its new range of Cascades Fresh packaging products for fruits and vegetables, designed for producers, packers and retailers.

According to the company, Cascades Fresh packaging solutions “meet the needs of this key industry while also addressing consumers’ concerns about the environmental footprint of their foodstuffs.”

“Cascades has been providing eco-friendly solutions for the food industry for decades, including trays, cup carriers, boxes and a wide range of packaging for producers, wholesalers and retailers,” said Charles Malo, president and COO of Cascades Containerboard Packaging. “As enjoying food is part of our daily lives, our aim with these solutions is to make it easier to get fresh food to the table while also minimizing the impact on the environment.”

Through this new range of products, Cascades brings the circular economy to life by using different types of cardboard and recovered plastics to offer a full and multi-material range of eco-friendly, recycled and 100 per cent recyclable products to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging used in the produce sector.


The various products include trays made from PETE, LDPETE and cardboard, baskets, carriers and corrugated cardboard boxes as well as a number of sturdy and leakproof options.

These packaging solutions:

  • Preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables from harvest to the table;
  • Facilitate transportation across the supply chain;
  • Provide visual appeal, capturing the attention of consumers; and
  • Comply with FDA and Health Canada’s food safety requirements.

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