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.
Closing the Clamshell Loop
We’re always trying to reuse clamshells and reduce waste. Through partnerships and testing, we’ve reached 75% PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) material in our clamshells coming out of the U.S. To keep the momentum going, we’ve partnered with rePlanet to let you redeem $.02 for each clamshell returned to one of 300 locations throughout California.Find A Location
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.