European Retailers Move Towards Produce With Adhesive Label Only

Posted on 3/5/2019 8:09:19 AM By ASC

German retail chain REWE has announced that it will no longer sell organic cucumbers with plastic wrapping. The chain plans to keep the produce fresh by employing better transportation practices and is dispensing with the wrapper in order to reduce plastic waste.

International Supermarket News reports that REWE is not the only big retailer moving towards plastic-free fresh produce. Adhesive labels can be stuck directly onto many types of produce including white cabbage, fennel, and zucchini, and simple paper banderoles can be used to label items like bunches of bananas, reducing packaging waste by as much as 50 percent.

With plastic pollution enjoying widespread awareness as a global environmental problem, retailers are likely to accelerate the trend towards plastic-free packaging. Adhesive labels and adhesive tapes are expected to take a front row seat as practical alternatives to conventional packaging while an increasingly plastic-averse public shops for eco-friendly alternatives.

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