December 10, 2021 By Greenhouse Canada
GoodLeaf Farms has switched to more environmentally friendly clamshell packaging for its line of microgreens and baby greens.
All GoodLeaf products are now expected to be packaged and sold in more sustainable BioPET clamshells.
BioPET packaging, supplied to GoodLeaf by British Columbia-based Good Natured Products, contains 33% post-consumer recycled plastic and 20% plant-based material. The new GoodLeaf packaging is recyclable, and there are no harmful BPAs or phthalates.
“Sustainability is an important part of our business at GoodLeaf,” said Jacquie Needham, Accounts Manager with GoodLeaf Farms. “We strive to manage our indoor vertical farms to have a minimal impact on the environment. Moving to more sustainable packaging is another step in that journey.”
According to the producer, water use in GoodLeaf’s vertical farm is 95% less than field farming, and the water that is used is cleaned and re-circulated. There are no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides used in GoodLeaf’s indoor, controlled environment farms, meaning there is no hazardous runoff.
GoodLeaf products are available in Ontario at Loblaws, Fortinos, Zehrs, Your Independent Grocer, Real Canadian Superstore, Whole Foods, Longo’s and other independent grocers stores across the province.
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