Highline sees a clear solution for mushrooms
Highline Mushrooms recognized concerns related to plastic in the produce industry and the need for immediate change.
"We must look for better and more environmentally friendly answers to protect the environment and future generations to come," the company said in a statement.
Even the smallest steps add up as innovation and science continue to bring new ideas in plastics and recycling to the forefront. Now Highline can work toward a circular economy with its mushroom packaging and a transition to 100 percent recycled rPET clear plastic tills.
This helps increase the recycling of PET plastics while showcasing the quality of mushrooms that it grows. The use of a PET topfilm also increases the potential for overall recyclability of packaging to 100 percent.
"At Highline we pack close to 100 million tills of mushrooms per year, so we need to be conscious of the environmental impacts and strain we have on our planet. We are committed to making positive changes today for a greener tomorrow, as we pack our sustainably grown mushrooms," said Kelly Hale, vice president of sales, marketing and distribution.
Taking a step today toward a circular economy with fully recycled rPET plastic is a change that can be made immediately. The copany said it is excited to announce that popular organic items will be included in the initial rollout across North America in clear tills starting spring 2023.
Highline Mushrooms will have its new line of rPET tills this week in booth No. 310 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association trade show in Toronto, taking place April 26-27.