The explosion of the sustainability movement is evidenced by the growing number of reports of producers and manufacturers across all industries abandoning plastic packaging in favour of carton board packaging.
In a recent report on the Procarton website, we read about how a Norwegian fruit and cereal producers, Austen Gard have changed from clear plastic boxes to a box made entirely from cartonboard which is fully sustainable.
(Note: if you are looking for a comprehensive guide on how to change from Plastic Packaging to Sustainable Cartons, read our blog post here.)
Austen Gard was founded in 1934 and grows fruit and cereals. The owners were keen to find a sustainable alternative to plastic.
Their new packaging is in the form of a basket with handles for convenience. The carton board used is UT Tray Black from MM-Karton. The outer side of the board is a brown colour which reflects the natural fruit product (strawberries) it contains. The inner side of the board is black which forms an eye-catching contrast against the red strawberries.
The UT Tray Black cartonboard is perfect for strawberry packaging because it is water-resistant and maintains it’s stable form even when the strawberries release moisture. Also, the strawberries are normally washed before being placed in the cartons which increases the need for the cartonboard to be water-resistant.
If you are interested in finding out how you can convert your plastic packaging to cartonboard, please contact us at Dollard Packaging on 01 847 00 44