Canadian Packaging

Earthcycle Intros Tray Line For Fresh Produce

October 12, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Earthcycle Packaging Ltd., a leader of sustainable packaging headquartered in Vancouver, BC, is unveiling it’s new line of backyard compostable trays specifically designed for fresh produce.

This contemporary and functional new tray line was specially designed for the agriculture industry, with optimal protection and merchandising in mind for retailers with true environmental programs.

These high impact trays not only come in the traditional ‘natural earth’ color, but also in new, sleek black for eye-catching displays. They are ideal for tomatoes, avocados, kiwi, stone fruit, mangoes and apples, just to name a few, as well as any commodity that needs a higher level of protection in shipping between packing and the store.

While other products on the market today may be certified compostable but not readily recyclable, all of Earthcycle’s products are 100 percent compostable and recyclable. Made and molded to hold almost any fresh product, a wide variety of trays and designs are available, covering the gamut of product applications. And whether it’s the built-in cup options this new line offers or the ‘flat bed’ version that makes the most sense for the commodity being packed, everyone from the packer to the consumer can feel good that these renewable trays can be composted in as little as 90 days.

“These attractive new trays with their new colors are already a hit,” says Shannon Boase, Earthcycle chief executive officer and founder. “Not only do they look good to the consumer, but they’re good for the environment, making them the perfect choice for retailers and packers everywhere.”

Earthcycle Packaging was founded in 2005 to produce durable, safe and environmentally responsible packaging alternatives from renewable palm fiber that would help reduce North America‟s mounting waste problem. Earthcycle is an award-winning leader in providing certified home compostable packaging across North America, protecting and displaying both conventional and organic fresh produce in such major retail chains as: Walmart Stores, Inc., Wegman’s, Trader Joe’s, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Kroger Inc., Whole Foods Market, Loblaw Companies Limited and Sobeys Inc..

For more information, you can visit the PMA Fresh Summit 2010 in Orlando at the Earthcycle booth #5352, or call Julie Lucido at 1-559-322-0203 or e-mail her at or visit the web-site at