Designed for the circular economy, the new Grow&Go's mono-material solutions safeguard fruits and vegetables from damage in stackable, sanitary packaging, reducing food waste


The Grow&Go packaging solutions for farm-to-shelf products. (Credit: Mondi)

Packaging and paper firm Mondi has developed a range of fit-for-purpose packaging solutions, Grow&Go, to transport fresh produce from farm-to-shelf-to-home safely and efficiently.

Grow&Go can be used for farm-to-shelf delivery in a range of sizes, from consumer-friendly trays and carry-packs to pallet-ready bulk shipping boxes.

The new product line-up offers a wide variety of options ranging from big bulk shipments to light fruit and vegetable assortments for on-shelf display.

Mondi said that the Grow&Go line of products offers logistic benefits, beginning with the shipping space savings provided by palletised flat corrugated packaging.

All packaging alternatives are properly stackable and sturdy enough to prevent damage and waste during construction and filling.

They are pressed or folded once they have arrived at their destination before being thrown in the recycling bin.

The firm said that the entire Grow&Go portfolio is made of paper and complies with food contact standards.

Mondi Corrugated Solutions product innovation manager Jan Blankiewicz said: “Steep demand increases are on the horizon for small portion packaging.

“Small portion packs offer many benefits to the end consumer, such as providing the product to be taken directly from the shelf in its packaging without the fresh produce being touched.

“They also make the shopping experience more convenient – no more fussing with scales or sachets – and they protect fragile items like tomatoes for the trip home.”

One of several Grow&Go solutions is CoralTray, which provides hassle-free handling, protection, ventilation, and visibility for up to a pound of fruit.

Mondi Corrugated Solutions sales & marketing director Tarik Aniba said: “The latest trends, as well as legislation, have propelled the move away from plastic packaging for fresh produce.

“It is also more appealing for customers to receive their produce in sustainable, fully recyclable packaging, made only of paper, starch and glue.

“Grow&Go’s high-quality corrugated board, often enhanced with sustainable water-resistant and water-absorbing technology, is in many cases a compelling alternative to PE coated solutions.”