Westmoreland and Apeel Sciences have joined forces to eliminate single-use plastics from Long English Cucumber packaging. According to the release, this is U.S.-based Apeel’s first Canadian supplier relationship, bringing the two companies together to reduce the environmental impact of cucumber packaging, while maintaining product shelf life and freshness. “We’re thrilled to team up with Apeel,” said Westmoreland’s VP of sales and marketing, Dino DI Laudo. “We want to do better for our earth, our retailers and all the families we help feed everyday. This partnership with Apeel allows us to check all three of those boxes. In the first year alone, Westmoreland is aiming to prevent the equivalent of eight million water bottles worth of single use plastic from entering North American landfills.” In the first year of this partnership, Westmoreland expects to curb 185,000 pounds of plastic – which is the equivalent of 200 million plastic straws, or enough shrink wrap to cover 485 football fields. “We’re excited to work with Westmoreland on their admirable journey to eliminate single-use plastic from their Long English Cucumbers,” said Erich Klawuhn, VP of product at Apeel. “Inspired by nature, Apeel’s plant-based protection maintains quality and freshness – no plastic needed.” Based […]

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