The Murcia group claims that the new ecological bags are 100% bio-based, biodegradable and compostable
Spanish vegetable specialist Agromediterránea said it now offers plastic-free packaging as part of its range, a bag made of PLA and 100% bio-based, biodegradable and compostable kraft paper.
According to the company from Murcia, this responds to the growing concern of consumers for the environment and their search for fresh food, produced in a sustainable way and compatible with a healthy diet.
The new herbal bag extends the shelf life of the product, Agromediterránea said, which in the case of radishes and broccoli florets can mean an additional 14 days.
“Innovation and commitment to sustainability, circular economy and product safety are key issues for Agromediterránea”, said Francisco Sánchez, General Manager. “This translates into our ongoing quest to find sustainable alternatives for packaging that will help reduce our environmental footprint, while ensuring food safety and maximum product quality.”
Foodiverse, the group to which Agromediterránea belongs, specializes in healthy food and supplies its freshly cut range in biodegradable kraft paper and PLA bags.
This compostable packaging can be disposed of with organic waste or, failing that, paper and cardboard for recycling.
The new bag adds to Agromediterránea’s range of eco-friendly vegetable packaging.
As part of its “zero plastic”. strategy, the company already markets the products of its agricultural range in bulk in trays made of materials that are alternatives to plastic, such as cellulose and cardboard, and in cellulose nets.
In its range of aromatic herbs, grown on part of its 2,800 hectares of agricultural land, the company has also reduced the use of plastic by reducing the blisters and opting for 100% r-PET packaging.
The result is an overall saving of 14.5 tonnes of plastic per year, the company confirmed.
More product innovations
In line with its mission to help consumers follow a healthy diet, Agromediterránea said it continues to offer a wide range of vegetables in all shapes and sizes, flavors, textures and colors to “show that a healthy and varied diet can be fun”. ”.
The company has expanded its range of fresh vegetables by offering a white zucchini – adding to the green, yellow and round zucchini of both colors, Lamuyo red pepper and black beauty eggplant.
Agromediterránea is also expanding its range of organic products, which already includes radishes, sweet corn, courgettes, broccoli and Iceberg lettuce and is marketed under the Sun&Vegs or MDD brand.