Packing and despatching

The main thing that packaging can do for you as a consumer is to provide proper protection for the quality of our products while they are being transported and stored. As Responsibly Fresh growers and producers' cooperatives, we attach huge importance to quality retention, and this is our prime criterion when we come to evaluate packaging and packaging materials.

Types of packaging and their functions

Because they perform many important functions , we use various types od packaging.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

As Responsibly Fresh growers and producers' cooperatives, we are committed to waste prevention in terms of packaging. So we have set up a central waste prevention plan for our sector. We do our utmost to limit the amount of packaging material, choosing reusable packaging and favouring packaging material that is recycled. When it comes to waste processing and recycling, we have teamed up with VAL-I-PAC and Fost Plus. This has already started paying dividends for all types of packaging:

Consumer packaging

Outer packaging

Transport packaging

Prospects for the future

We are constantly thinking about the packaging issue, and we are striving to optimise it on a permanent basis. That is why we are looking at whether and how producers of packaging material can further reduce the weight and size of packaging without sacrificing quality and sustainability. Looking to the future, we will be working more with collapsible crates: they take up far less space when they are brought back empty.

As Responsibly Fresh growers and producers' cooperatives, we keep the choice and use of packaging and packaging materials so much to the fore in our thinking that we can combine retaining the quality of our fruit and vegetables with a low impact on the environment.




Collapsible crate - continuous attention for packaging