Westmoreland Topline Farms to begin shipping greenhouse grown cucumbers without plastic covering
June 7, 2022 By Westmoreland Topline Farms
With the help of Apeel Sciences, Westmoreland Topline Farms will begin shipping greenhouse grown cucumbers without plastic covering to retailers in the U.S. and Canada starting in June 2022.
Apeel and Westmoreland joined forces in 2021, and are now ready to launch commercial volumes of cucumbers free from single-use plastics for the first time in 35 years.
Using materials that exist in peels, seeds, and pulp of all fruit and vegetables, Apeel creates a protective seal that keeps moisture in and oxygen out. This delays rot and maintains the cucumber’s color and firmness – eliminating the need for single-use plastics.
Working closely with Bandall Canada, Westmoreland developed a 100% recyclable paper replacement for the triple wrapped cucumber value pack. This will negate the need for a second plastic over-wrap and allow the retailer to preserve their value pack items.
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