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Red Sun Farms Launches New Paperboard Packaging

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According to a report this past week by The Produce News, Oradell, N.J., USA, Red Sun Farms, headquartered in Kingsville, Ont., Canada, is now serving its customers — and its customers’ customers — a full line of U.S. Department of Agriculture (Washington, D.C., USA) certified greenhouse grown organic vegetables. Furthermore, these clean, natural, organic products are now being offered in organic, sustainable packaging as well. The packaging is designed to be a part of the company's green vision goal of being environmentally responsible at the same time the company offers a product created by the "magic" of a pristine and healthy environment.

DiMenna said Red Sun Farms is excited about its launch of the new sustainable, organic grape tomato packaging this summer.

"The package base is fully compostable, recyclable, and biodegradable, and the re-sealable top seal uses a 90% reduction on plastic," he explained. "We’re proud to do our part to keep our planet healthy. The "Earthcycle" base is made from a blend of only North American sourced virgin and recycled wood pulp. It is certified compostable to BPI standards and produced on the east coastline of Canada. The new pack style satisfies consumers’ desire for less plastic, reduced waste to landfills, increased use of renewable resources, and local production versus. offshore," DiMenna pointed out.

He also noted that according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, D.C.), Municipal Solid Waste Generation division, in 2012 the U.S. recycled 76.1% of paperboard packaging generated. In that same year, the U.S. recycled 13.8% of all plastic packaging generated.

"’Earthcycle’ trays can be composted or included in the waste paper recycling stream, with newspapers and paperboard packaging," said DiMenna.

Red Sun Farm’s Kingsville office is currently undergoing a renovation and expansion. DiMenna said it is expanding its offices to accommodate the company’s ongoing and future growth.  

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