Providing safe, protected produce while decreasing environmental impact is an ongoing and complex challenge for our industry, but it’s one Driscoll’s is focused on solving in the short-term and long-term.
Recreating the Berry Box
In the 90’s, Driscoll’s introduced the clamshell to better protect berries. Recently, we’ve been piloting new packaging alternatives that reduce environmental impact while still protecting your berries and preventing food waste. Promising pilots include a corrugated cardboard container and a top-sealed container that uses 30% less plastic.
We are dedicated to finding sustainable packaging solutions that protect our berries while reducing environmental impact.
Growing Toward the Future
This problem can’t be solved alone, so Driscoll’s is collaborating with other companies to create solutions. Currently, we’re looking into technology that improves the recycling process to ensure every part of the clamshell can be reused.
Additionally, we’re excited to be exploring promising technology like bioplastics made from plant materials. These types of containers would be both compostable and biodegradable.