November 18, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Earthcycle Packaging Ltd. recently announced a strategic distributor relationship with the Ontario-based Crawford SupplyLINE that will support continued growth and demand of the company’s compostable and renewable packaging by retailers and customers throughout eastern Canada.
Made from a renewable resource called palm fiber, a waste product discarded when the palm fruit is harvested throughout the year for its oil, Earthcycle’s certified home compostable packaging is a natural product that complies with FDA requirements for contact with food, turning into healthy, productive humus for the soil in less than 90 days.
“Earthcycle continues to expand its market reach by aligning itself with experienced packaging distributors who understand our company’s mission to improve environmental impacts, while informing retailers about sustainable packaging options,” explains Shannon Boase, president and founder of Earthcycle. “We are extremely pleased to know that Earthcycle’s packaging is growing in demand and awareness, and to support this, our new distribution agreement with Crawford SupplyLINE ensures our product continues to reach our valued customers in eastern Canada. Our new and loyal customers in eastern Canada can now purchase our signature packaging with Crawford SupplyLINE. Monte Packaging continues to be our distributor in Mid West and Eastern USA and will also remain a distributor for Ontario and Quebec markets.”
Crawford SupplyLINE vice-president of sales and marketing Martin Schieck says: "We are proud to have established this relationship with Earthcycle – the undisputed leader in the environmentally responsible packaging sector. And having recently launched Guardian Certified, a site providing timely environmental information and green products, we are extremely confident that we will continue to heighten awareness, while educating our customers about Earthcycle’s certified compostable packaging – the demand for this packaging will only increase. We certainly look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
For more information on Earthcycle visit www.earthcycle.com.