“Paper-based packaging for fresh produce, a colossal mistake”

Shay Zeltzer has been in the business of preserving freshness and reducing food waste for almost 30 years now, yet spending two days at the Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin recently has left him in shock. “Overnight, the packaging industry has turned into a paper-based industry, simply replacing plastic-based packaging with paper. This is pure greenwashing!” he says. “It goes against all logic and any kind of a professional approach: The produce does not stay fresh in this paper/mesh-combined packaging.”

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