Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. expands to the United States. The Canadian company has received an increased annual program from a leading U.S. ready-to-eat produce provider that is expected to generate 400% growth in revenue from this customer in the current year.
The associated purchase orders include multiple packaging designs across the Fresh Cut Fruit and Vegetable categories that are distributed nationwide to a variety of retail and foodservice outlets.
“We are very optimistic about the significant growth in demand that we’re seeing from grocers and food producers wanting to convert to plant-based packaging that contains no hazardous chemicals or additives,” said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear. “Our growing relationships with over 60 customers across 20 states and provinces illustrates the priority leading food producers and customers are placing on the use of safer, renewable resources to package the food we’re feeding our families.”
Solegear’s food packaging assortment includes over 120 plant-based options across bakery, ready-made meals, produce, deli and dairy categories. The bioplastics producer headquartered in Vancouver also offers custom packaging design services and safety screening through its Eco-package Insights program to meet specific branding, sustainability, food security and visual merchandising requirements.
Despite recent efforts, only about 12% of plastics are actively recycled. This means well over ½ trillion pounds of traditional plastic is being discarded annually, piling up in landfills and eventually leaching hazardous chemicals into water tables.
by Giorgio Zani